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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 9 Hansard (24 August) . .

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and Youth Affairs for the Ninth Assembly relating to statutory appointments in accordance with continuing resolution 5A.

I wish to inform the Assembly that during the applicable reporting period—1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017—the standing committee considered a total of 14 appointments and reappointments to the following bodies: the ACT Teacher Quality Institute; the ACT Work Safety Commission; the governing board of the Canberra Institute of Technology; and the University of Canberra Council.

I present the following schedule of the statutory appointments considered by the committee during this period:

Education, Employment and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee—Schedule of Statutory Appointments—9th Assembly—Period 1 January to 30 June 2017.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Appropriation Bill 2017-2018

[Cognate bill:

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2017-2018

Cognate papers:

Estimates 2017-2018—Select Committee report

Estimates 2017-2018—Select Committee—government response]

Debate resumed from 23 August 2017.

Madam SPEAKER: I remind members that in debating order of the day No 1, executive business they may also address their remarks to executive business order of the day No 2, and Assembly business orders of the day relating to the report of the Select Committee on Estimates 2017-2018 and the government response.

Detail stage

Schedule 1—Appropriations—Proposed expenditure.

Justice and Community Safety Directorate—Part 1.15.

MR RAMSAY (Ginninderra—Attorney-General, Minister for Regulatory Services, Minister for the Arts and Community Events and Minister for Veterans and Seniors) (12.14): I am pleased to speak in support of the Appropriation Bill 2017-2018 and, in particular, the measures in the ACT budget to improve the crucial services available to our community's most vulnerable residents. Through these measures the ACT government is investing in greater access to justice, increased community safety and appropriate regulation of the racing and gaming industries.

The 2017-18 budget invests $13.6 million for an accessible, transparent and timely legal system to ensure that all have access to the protections of the justice system.

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