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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 2 Hansard (18 March) . . Page.. 442..


Public Place Names (Chisholm) Determination 2014 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-8 (LR, 20 February 2014).

Public Place Names (Molonglo Valley District) Determination 2014 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-20 (LR, 6 March 2014).

Public Place Names (Weetangera) Determination 2014 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-9 (LR, 20 February 2014).

Public Trustee Act—Public Trustee (Investment Board) Appointment 2014 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-16 (LR, 20 February 2014).

Race and Sports Bookmaking Act—Race and Sports Bookmaking (Sports Bookmaking Venues) Determination 2014 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-15 (LR, 20 February 2014).

Road Transport (General) Act—Road Transport (General) Application of Road Transport Legislation Declaration 2014 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-18 (LR, 24 February 2014).

Taxation Administration Act—Taxation Administration (Amounts payable-Utilities (Network Facilities Tax)) Determination 2014 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-17 (LR, 27 February 2014).

Economy—employment

Discussion of matter of public importance

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Lawder): Madam Speaker has received letters from Ms Berry, Dr Bourke, Mr Coe, Mr Doszpot, Mr Gentleman, Ms Lawder, Ms Porter, Mr Smyth, and Mr Wall proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, Madam Speaker has determined that the matter proposed by Dr Bourke be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The importance of building momentum in the ACT economy and supporting local jobs.

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra) (3.47): I welcome the opportunity to update the Assembly on the work the government has been doing in supporting local jobs at a time of economic uncertainty. Defending jobs is a matter of economic and social importance. Being in work is one of the best ways for a person or household to participate fully in our society. This government is proactive in its application of policies and responsible in its budgeting to support jobs. The ACT government's long-term commitments to economic reform and job creation remain a key priority. This government will steer the territory to see the emergence of a stronger, more diverse economy.

The ACT government facilitates employment as a driver of economic growth. This government's fiscal and policy responsiveness and effectiveness in growing the economy and jobs is witnessed by the economic performance of the territory over its term in office, a period that includes the global financial crisis and its impact.


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