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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 9 Hansard (8 August) . . Page.. 2753..


Therefore, today, as required by the act, I have tabled a statement providing a description of the development, details of the land where the development is proposed to take place, the name of the applicant, the details of my decision for the application and the reasons for my decision.

National Environment Protection Council Act—review

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

National Environment Protection Act, pursuant to subsection 63(4)—Third Review of the National Environment Protection Council Acts (Commonwealth, State and Territory)—Report, dated December 2012, incorporating the National Environment Protection Council response, dated April 2013.

Paper

Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

Petition which does not conform with the standing orders—Intersection of Morshead Drive and Menindee Drive leading into Clare Holland House—Safety of the roundabout—Ms Gallagher (180 signatures).

ACT closing the gap report 2013

Ministerial statement

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo-Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Housing, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for Ageing) (4.17): I present the following paper:

ACT Closing the Gap Report 2013—ministerial statement, 8 August 2013.

Today I rise to present the ACT closing the gap report 2013. This report is a consolidation of the programs and initiatives the ACT government has implemented to assist in closing the gap on disadvantage experienced by members of our city's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. It builds upon the inaugural report tabled last year to include valuable information on the expenditure and service usage data for programs.

I would like to acknowledge the work of Dr Chris Bourke MLA who, as former Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, was pivotal in the inaugural report and laying the foundations for subsequent work. This information is, of course, the first step of consistently evaluating our progress and the tools that will get us to our targets.


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