Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 4 Hansard (28 March) . . Page.. 1377..
Once again, I would just like to say that I think this is a bill we do need in the ACT. It is a process that has been applied in other states and territories. I actually think it strengthens the relationship of official visitors to ministers. Also, as I pointed out, the fact that we do not have a disability official visitor in particular here in the ACT is something that should be addressed. I commend this bill to the Assembly.
Debate (on motion by Mr Corbell) adjourned to the next sitting.
MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (10.51): I move:
That this Assembly:
(a) that the 2013 Canberra Centenary provides an excellent opportunity to boost the ACT economy through increased interstate and international visitors;
(b) that the ACT Government has released a brochure giving a sneak peak of the 2013 Canberra Centenary program;
(c) that the program includes a number of opportunities for tourists to experience historic, cultural, sports and entertainment events and exhibitions throughout the 2013 calendar year;
(d) that tourism opportunities are best realised through collaborative efforts of the ACT Government, business and tourism industry;
(e) that the ACT Government has recently set up a taskforce to coordinate the ACT's efforts to secure international flights to Canberra Airport and the group will comprise of Government, Canberra Airport, business and tourism industry representatives; and
(f) that the ACT Liberals have voted against measures that boost tourism opportunities in successive ACT budgets;
(2) calls on:
(a) the ACT Government to work with the business and tourism industries to leverage opportunities to bring interstate and international visitors to the ACT during the Centenary year; and
(b) the ACT Government to work with the Canberra Airport, local business and tourism industries to secure international flights to Canberra Airport; and
(3) supports all budget measures that enhance and promote our tourism opportunities for the 2013 Canberra Centenary.