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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 6 Hansard (9 June) . .

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I am pleased that we have a well-balanced budget that still is not afraid to forge ahead with key initiatives like light rail. I am pleased that we have weathered the storm that has been the federal government over the past few years and we have come out well on the other side. I am proud that we have responded to identify needs in our community on family violence and support for our students in schools. And I am pleased we are investing in public housing and hospital services.

In October there is going to be a very clear choice about the future for our city. It will be a battle between a progressive government that looks forward and is sustainable and fair and a conservative government that looks backward and is stuck in the past. This is a budget that looks to the future while nurturing and supporting the most vulnerable in our community, and I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Reference to Select Committee on Estimates 2016-2017

Motion (by Mr Barr) agreed to:

That the Appropriation Bill 2016-2017 and the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2016-2017 be referred to the Select Committee on Estimates 2016-2017.


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:

Janine Hammat, dated 14 April 2016.

Meredith Whitten, dated 12 May 2016.

Nicole Stenlake, dated 17 May 2016.

Short-term contracts:

Ann Lyons Wright, dated 6 and 10 May 2016.

Benjamin Ponton, dated 27 and 29 April 2016.

Bernadette Mitcherson, dated 17 May 2016.

Bradley Burch, dated 27 April 2016.

Brett Wilesmith, dated 11 and 12 May 2016.

Cheryl Harkins, dated 27 and 28 April 2016.

Donald Taylor, dated 17 May 2016.

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