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Each year we have several severe storms that occur, and they certainly bring distress, anxiety and social and financial burdens to individuals. It is good to see that this inquiry is being recognised.

As I have also said already, I encourage those who have been impacted by the recent events to put in a submission to this inquiry. I think it is good to hear their experiences and also their suggestions on what we could do going forward to support communities post such a storm event.

It is important too that we understand the full extent of the impact of these storms on our city and its environs and it is important that we fully review what the response to these emergency incidents should be beyond the fantastic work that our SES currently do.

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Economy—climate change

Debate resumed from 22 June 2021, on motion by Mr Barr:

That the Assembly take note of the following paper:

ACT Government’s work to create sustainable Canberra jobs—Update—Ministerial statement, 22 June 2021

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Sitting suspended from 12.01 to 2.00 pm.

Questions without notice

ACT Policing—resourcing

MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Minister, yesterday you rejected our motion calling for more police and more police resources. The same day, the opposition received an email from a constituent in Coombs, showing his car jacked up in an open street in broad daylight. In his email he states:

Do we really want to be living in a society where this is expected or condoned by the government? If we are getting half-rate services, should we start paying half our levied rates?

Minister, when will ACT police receive the numbers and support to prevent such brazen crimes being committed in broad daylight on our streets?

MR GENTLEMAN: They have been receiving our support. In each budget I have delivered extra funding for ACT Policing and resources. Indeed, in regard to property crime and the property crime prevention strategy, ACT Policing has continued to roll out the successful Outsmart the Offender community campaign, a campaign focused

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