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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 1 Hansard (9 February) . .

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These documents are all relevant to the impact track development assessment process and are particularly important for consideration of environmental impacts. It is important to emphasise that this does not amount to additional red tape and, in particular, does not require the proponent to produce any additional documentation. This is because these are documents that are already required to be produced for the EIS exemption and which, in practice, are already taken into account in the assessment process.

Madam Speaker, I think it is apparent that this bill has fulfilled its purpose as an omnibus bill. These amendments are minor but altogether play an important part in making planning, building and construction and environment legislation up to date. It is also more easily understood and accurate. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Clause 1.

Debate (on motion by Ms Berry) adjourned to a later hour.

Sitting suspended from 12.28 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

Trade unions—CFMEU

MR HANSON: Madam Speaker, I beg your indulgence and welcome Dr Bourke back to the frontbench and I welcome Ms Fitzharris.

My question is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption recommended that the secretary of the ACT branch of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, the CFMEU, should be referred to the Director-General of the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, CMTED, in order that consideration may be given to whether he should be charged with and prosecuted for intimidating an inspector contrary to section 190 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Chief Minister, given that the CFMEU is a major funder of ACT Labor, is this a conflict of interest for you as the minister responsible for the Chief Minister's directorate?

MR BARR: No.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Chief Minister, is the integrity of your directorate compromised if it has been asked to review a case against the secretary of the ACT branch of the CFMEU with its public links to ACT Labor while you are the minister responsible for the directorate?


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