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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 6 Hansard (5 June) . . Page.. 1966 ..


should be commended. I commend agencies to the approach demonstrated by that subordinate law.

In making these comments, I state, for the benefit of all members and agencies, that the committee's website includes a document entitled Subordinate legislation—technical and stylistic standards—tips/traps. It sets out the committee's requirements and expectations in relation to subordinate legislation that create strict liability offences, as well as the committee's requirements and expectations in relation to other recurring issues for the committee. I encourage all members and agencies to revisit this document to reduce the committee's seeking further comment, thereby reducing more work for the agencies.

Once again, I thank the legal advisers to the committee, Daniel Stewart and Stephen Argument, and the secretariat, for their assistance in preparing this scrutiny report, which dealt with a number of pieces of legislation. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Planning and Urban Renewal—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS LE COUTEUR (Murrumbidgee) (10.04): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal. At a private meeting on 14 March 2018, the committee resolved to undertake an inquiry into development application processes in the ACT. The committee has noted the high level of public interest in the inquiry but has also received extensive feedback from the community requesting additional time to respond and provide a submission to the inquiry. Consequently, the committee has resolved to extend the closing date for submissions to the inquiry until Friday, 3 August 2018.

The committee wishes to thank those who have already contributed to the inquiry and encourages all Canberrans to share their views with the committee and make a submission to its inquiry into engagement with development application processes in the ACT. The committee intends to report by the last sitting day in November 2018.

Standing orders—suspension

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent:

(1) any business before the Assembly at 3 pm this day being interrupted to allow the Treasurer to be called on forthwith to present the Appropriation Bill 2018-2019 and the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2018-2019;

(2) (a) questions without notice concluding at the time of interruption; or

(b) debate on any motion before the Assembly at the time of interruption being adjourned until the adjournment questions in relation to the Appropriation Bill 2018-2019 and the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2018-2019 are determined;


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