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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 1 Hansard (10 February) . .

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Taxation Administration (Amounts payable—Over 60s Home Bonus Scheme) Determination 2015 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2015-6 (LR, 12 January 2015).

Taxation Administration (Amounts Payable—Pensioner Duty Concession Scheme) Determination 2014 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-316 (LR, 18 December 2014).

Taxation Administration (Amounts Payable—Pensioner Duty Concession Scheme) Determination 2015 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2015-5 (LR, 12 January 2015).

Tobacco Act—Tobacco (Compliance Testing Procedures) Approval 2014 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-308 (LR, 11 December 2014).

Utilities Act—

Utilities (Dam Safety Code) Determination 2014—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-292 (LR, 1 December 2014).

Utilities (Electricity Metering Code) Determination 2015—Disallowable Instrument DI2015-9 (LR, 19 January 2015).

Utilities (Licensing) Exemption 2015 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2015-10 (LR, 15 January 2015).

Utilities (Non-drinking Water Supply Code) Determination 2014—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-293 (LR, 1 December 2014).

Work Health and Safety Act—Work Health and Safety (Asbestos) Amendment Regulation 2014 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2014-32 (LR, 4 December 2014).

Workers Compensation Act—Workers Compensation Amendment Regulation 2014 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2014-36 (LR, 19 December 2014).

Public consultation

Discussion of matter of public importance

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Madam Speaker has received letters from Dr Bourke, Mr Coe, Mr Hanson, Mrs Jones, 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 Mr Coe be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The importance of public consultation.

MR COE (Ginninderra) (3.41): I am pleased to bring this matter of public importance to the Assembly today. Public consultation is, of course, extremely important, but unfortunately this government has become an expert in the opposite—that is ignoring the public, ignoring the people that pay their wages.

Last year was a particularly bad year for public consultation from the government. The project facilitation bill was a striking example of the Labor government's arrogance when it comes to planning. The bill was a major change in planning policy, but the government simply did not consult stakeholders. Instead, the bill was


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