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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . .

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Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly—Determination 1 of 2016, dated April 2016.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 23—Review of Auditor-General's Report No. 7 of 2015: Sale of ACTTAB—Government response.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 21—Review of Auditor-General's Report No. 5 of 2014: Capital Works Reporting—Government response.

Auditor-General's Report No 5—Capital Works Reporting—Implementation Update on the recommendations, dated May 2016.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 22—Review of Auditor-General's Report No. 1 of 2015: Debt Management—Government response.

Memorandum of Understanding on Procurement of Works and Services by the ACT Government—Government response, including associated documents, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 6 April 2016.

Mr Gentleman presented the following paper:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 242(2)—Schedule—Leases granted for the period 1 January to 31 March 2016.

Public housing

Paper and statement by minister

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Minister for Housing, Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Multicultural and Youth Affairs, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Women): I present the following paper:

Affordable Housing Working Group—ACT Government submission, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 17 February 2016 concerning public housing.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS BERRY: I am pleased today to table the ACT government's submission to the commonwealth Affordable Housing Working Group. The government undertook to develop this submission in response to a resolution of the Assembly of 17 February 2016. We have since submitted this paper to the commonwealth and we welcome the national public debate that is now occurring around this issue.

Affordable housing is a challenge which is faced by all jurisdictions across Australia, and the need for a coordinated national response with government policies pulling in the same direction is clear. Our submission highlights the ACT government's extensive program of work to improve the supply of affordable housing and emphasises the importance and effectiveness of our social housing system in comparison to other jurisdictions.


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