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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 4 Hansard (7 April) . .

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MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (12.13): Review clauses are very sensible on issues that are somewhat sensitive. So I thank the minister for bringing the review clause forward.

I am, however, intrigued by Ms Berry's comments that she suddenly had concerns. Was Ms Berry asleep in the cabinet process? Ms Berry would have got briefings, would have had the cabinet documents, voted for it in cabinet no doubt. She could of course stand up and tell us that she did not vote for it, but there again we have the unions pulling the strings and the marionettes dancing to the tune of the union movement.

This is about getting balance. It is about doing what is right by both workers and employers. The review clause is very sensible to ensure that we get that balance right. With that, we will be supporting the amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 12.15 to 2.30 pm.

Ministerial arrangements

MR BARR (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Tourism and Events and Minister for Urban Renewal): In the absence of the Deputy Chief Minister, I will endeavour to assist members with questions in the Deputy Chief Minister's portfolio.

Questions without notice

Trade unions—memorandum of understanding

MR HANSON: My question is to the minister for housing. Minister has any information related to Housing ACT tenders through CSD been referred to UnionsACT under the memorandum of understanding between the ACT government and UnionsACT?

MS BERRY: None that I am aware of.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Minister, has the memorandum of understanding resulted in some tenderers being ruled out from Housing ACT tender processes?

MS BERRY: As per my response to the opposition leader's first question, I am not aware of any, and I am not aware of any that have been rejected.


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