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about the release of workers compensation information through a procurement process. I just want to also note an important piece of information, which is that if any Canberrans believe that they are included in the dataset that was released and would like to speak to someone about the data release, they can contact the ACT government’s workplace safety and industrial relations office to find out more from them.

COVID-19—testing centre fees

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Health) (2.48): During question time Ms Castley asked why GST was included in the $112.40 cost of the COVID-19 testing for domestic travel. I understand that, in this case, consumers are considered to not be being tested for healthcare delivery services; so this gives the test a commercial basis and GST therefore applies. For example, that is the same basis on which pre-employment screening would be undertaken.

While I am on the same subject, for the purposes of clarity of Hansard, yesterday I took on notice a question from Mrs Jones. The question was: is the government receiving a 50 per cent repayment from the federal government for tests which include the provision of the certificate? I think it was probably clear from the information I provided after question time yesterday that that was not the case but, for the clarity of Hansard, so that that is recorded as answered, the answer to that question is no.

Planning—housing affordability

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (2.50): I just want to clarify a response provided in question time on Tuesday to a question from Ms Lawder. When speaking about the Reserve Bank of Australia, I did misspeak. I should have said “they”, rather than “we”, when referring to evidence to a federal parliamentary inquiry—that is, the Reserve Bank of Australia has provided the evidence, not me. My misspeak came to light after a review of Tuesday’s transcript.


Madam Speaker presented the following paper:

Bill referred to Committee, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 2 December 2020, as amended—Bill not inquired into—Public Health Amendment Bill 2021—Copy of letter to the Speaker from the Chair of the Standing Committee on Health and Community Wellbeing, dated 24 November 2021.

Corrections Management Amendment Bill 2021

Mrs Kikkert, pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory statement.

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