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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 11 Hansard (24 September) . .

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The third quarterly report was tabled by the Chief Minister on 13 August this year. While providing some of the information that the committee was seeking, the committee believes it lacked clarity in relation to planning and budgetary matters, particularly the total amount spent by the government in purchasing the properties in the scheme.

The committee notes that planning matters remain under consideration by the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services. The public accounts committee expects that the planning committee will have presented their report on draft variation to the territory plan No 343, residential blocks surrendered under the loose-fill asbestos insulation eradication scheme, to the Assembly before the fourth quarterly report is presented.

The committee expects the government to provide information in relation to the following matters in the fourth quarterly report:

(a) The total number of homeowners who will stay in their properties between July 2016 and 2020.

(b) Details regarding the final policy advice provided to homeowners on exercising their first right of refusal.

(c) The total number of homeowners who have sought the first right of refusal.

(d) The budget implications of implementing the Scheme now that purchases have been finalised.

(e) The outcome of the Environment and Planning Directorate's consultation with the community about proposed amendments to the Territory Plan which will affect blocks in the RZ1 zones surrendered through the Buyback program.

(f) New long-term health information provided to the Government.

(g) The final demolition schedule.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Mental Health Bill 2015

Debate resumed from 4 June 2015, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MRS JONES (Molonglo) (11.45): I am pleased to stand today to speak to the detail of the Mental Health Bill 2015. It has been a long and slow process in getting to this point with the bill and it would be good to have a consolidated act. To my reading, the changes in this bill mainly go to the transfer of prisoners—sorry, I apologise; the


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