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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 5 Hansard (11 April) . .

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regulatory code sets out the performance outcomes and requirements that must be met by registered community housing providers.

ACT providers and peak bodies have been consulted at workshops held on 30 November 2011, 9 December 2011 and 28 August 2012. Further briefings occurred with providers on 27 November 2012 and 19 March 2013. There is broad support for the introduction of the national regulatory system.

Implementation will start for participating jurisdictions on 1 July 2013 through a phased implementation. This will include six months of testing and evaluation of the registration processes and procedures to operate the system—that is phase 1—and registration under the national law to occur over an 18-month transition period from 1 January 2014—phase 2.

The Community Housing Providers National Law (ACT) Bill 2013 will safeguard the interests of vulnerable tenants, including women, older people and young people, as well as government and other investment in community housing. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Hanson) adjourned to the next sitting.

Order of the day—postponement

Ordered that notice No 1 Assembly business be postponed until the next day of sitting.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 1—government response

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Tourism and Events and Minister for Community Services) (10.34): I present the following paper:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 1—Inquiry into Appropriation Bill 2012-2013 (No. 2)—Government response.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

I seek leave to make a short statement.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: I present the government response to the report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts inquiry into Appropriation Bill 2012-2013 (No 2). I

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