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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 4 Hansard (28 March) . .

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) took the chair at 10 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 4

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (10.01): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 4, dated 27 March 2017, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a very brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS JONES: Scrutiny report No 4 contains the committee's comments on seven pieces of subordinate legislation and eight government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Education, Employment and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (10.02): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs.

At a private meeting on 22 February 2017 the committee resolved to conduct an inquiry into the extent, nature and consequence of insecure work in the ACT. The inquiry terms of reference, which are comprehensive, are on the committee's website. I will not spell out the terms of reference in detail but note that the committee will conduct a wide-ranging inquiry into all aspects of the matters raised.

For the Assembly's further information, in a media release I issued as committee chair on 7 March 2017 I noted:

This inquiry will give the Assembly the opportunity to examine exactly the extent of insecure work in Canberra, and the consequences of these working arrangements for our community.

The committee will be issuing a discussion paper on its inquiry and inviting written submissions from key interest and stakeholder groups and from all persons interested in putting their views to the committee. The committee is to report on the inquiry by 31 October 2017.


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