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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 8 Hansard (14 August) . .

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It provides for clear and transparent decision-making processes and meets our commitments under the parliamentary agreement. This, supported by escalation provisions that will be incorporated into an approval bilateral agreement, will ensure ongoing protection for matters of national environmental significance.

As always, I encourage members of the community to consider and provide comment on the bill and changes proposed. I believe it delivers a more efficient assessment and approval process, balanced carefully with the ongoing need to minimise the environmental impact for developments. I thank Minister Corbell and directorate staff for their assistance on this bill. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

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

Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS BERRY (Ginninderra): Pursuant to standing order 246A I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services relating to statutory appointments in accordance with continuing resolution 5A.

I wish to inform the Assembly that during the applicable reporting period—1 January 2014 to 30 June 2014—the standing committee considered 11 statutory appointments. For each of these appointments, the committee advised the minister it had no recommendations to make. In accordance with continuing resolution 5A, I now table the following paper:

Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee—Schedule of Statutory Appointments—8th Assembly—Period 1 January to 30 June 2014.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Appropriation Bill 2014-2015

[Cognate bill:

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2014-2015

Cognate paper:

Estimates 2014-2015—Select Committee report—government response]

Detail stage

Schedule 1—Appropriations.

Consideration resumed from 13 August on amendment No 13 [see schedule 1 at page 2672] moved by Mr Barr.

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