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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . .

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economy, as I mentioned in question time, is around $5 million annually. But along with this economic contribution is an important addition to our economy of an invaluable array of skills and contacts for the ACT's high tech engineering sector.

Attracting direct international flights to Canberra Airport will be another important step forward for this city, for the airport and for the regional economy. It will bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in tourism benefits, benefits to the professional services sector and to our export sectors.

I take this opportunity this afternoon to acknowledge Canberra Airport's significant investment in the future of Canberra, particularly its development of a world-class aviation facility that is fully ready for international flights. I also acknowledge the airport's recent achievements, including the 2013 Australian airport of the year award, the recently announced QantasLink heavy maintenance base and its win at the recent Australian tourism awards, on behalf of our city, in specialised tourism services. I commend this revised MOU to the Assembly.

Papers

Mr Barr presented the following papers:

Public Sector Management Act, pursuant to sections 31A and 79—Copies of executive contracts or instruments—

Long-term contracts:

Daniel Childs, dated 16 April 2015.

David Miller, dated 23 March 2015.

Gregory Hammond, dated 30 March 2015.

Veronica Croome, dated 18 March 2015.

Vicki Parker, dated 25 March 2015.

Short-term contracts:

Andrew Pedersen, dated 18 March 2015.

Benjamin Ponton, dated 16 and 20 April 2015.

Brett Monger, dated 21 April 2015.

Caroline Hughes, dated 23 and 25 March 2015.

Danielle Chesher, dated 31 March and 2 April 2015.

Elizabeth Lopa, dated 24 and 30 March 2015.

Helen Pappas, dated 18 March 2015.

Ian Hubbard, dated 10 April 2015.

John Wynants, dated 24 and 25 March 2015.

Kaaren Blom, dated 13 April 2015.

Margaret Cicolini, dated 7 and 21 April 2015.

Nicholas Holt, dated 23 and 25 March 2015.


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