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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 7 Hansard (31 July) . . Page.. 2363 ..


ultimately chose the rock-wallaby for three reasons: it received slightly greater support in the online survey; it arguably has greater potential to benefit from the increased publicity that will come from being a territory emblem; and the species is endangered, while the eastern bettong has an established population in Tasmania.

The third recommendation the committee makes is that the committee notes the potential for the adoption of a mammal emblem to lead to the design of a coat of arms for the ACT and the possible redesign of the ACT flag.

The committee wishes to acknowledge a range of people who made an important contribution to the inquiry. The committee thanks all the individuals and organisations that made submissions to the inquiry, particularly the schools that facilitated the participation of their students. The committee thanks the staff at Mulligans Flat woodland sanctuary and Tidbinbilla nature reserve who shared their time and expertise with us. Finally, the committee thanks the thousands of Canberrans who participated in the online survey and shared the survey with their family, friends and communities to enable more people to have their say.

In conclusion, I also thank the other members of the committee—Miss Burch, Ms Lawder and Ms Cheyne—and I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Economic Development and Tourism—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (10.51): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism relating to statutory appointments in accordance with continuing resolution 5A. I wish to inform the Assembly that during the period 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018 the standing committee considered no statutory appointments.

Statement by chair

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (10.51): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism. The committee is inquiring into building quality in the ACT and has called for submissions to be received by 31 August. We have received 21 submissions to date and are aware of a number of organisations who are planning on making a submission. Following a request from the government for an extension to their deadline, the committee has decided to extend the deadline for all submissions until 30 September. The committee will look to hold public hearings for this inquiry early in 2019.

Education, Employment and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (10.52): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Education, Employment


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