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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 5 Hansard (2 May) . . Page.. 1774..


Megalo will be part of the arts community that uses the Fitters Workshop in the future. I am very pleased this inquiry took place, and I wholeheartedly support its recommendations.

Debate (on motion by Ms Burch) adjourned to the next sitting.

Official Visitor Bill 2012 (No 2)

Ms Bresnan, pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (10.42): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I will not be making a speech in regard to this bill. As members would know, there was an issue with the tabling statement when it was made, and I thank members for their consideration when that occurred. I apologise again to the Assembly for that. The speech I made in the previous sitting in regard to this bill obviously still stands; it is still on the record. I thank members again for their understanding in terms of what occurred with the last tabling of this, and I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Ms Burch) adjourned to the next sitting.

Financial Management (Cost of Living) Amendment Bill 2012

Detail stage

Clause 1.

Debate resumed from 28 March 2012.

Clause 1 agreed to.

Remainder of bill as a whole, by leave, taken together.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation) (10.43): I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name and table a supplementary explanatory statement [see schedule 1 at page 1896.

During the last sitting of the Assembly the government provided in-principle support for the Financial Management (Cost of Living) Amendment Bill 2012 and foreshadowed its intention to move amendments. The government is committed to transparency and will continue to provide meaningful and useful information on the cost of living impacts of the budget. Members would be aware that the budget papers already report on the impact of increases in taxes and fees. However the government will continue to drive improvements in its budgeting processes, including a statement as proposed in the government amendment I am moving today, which builds on our


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