Page 1311 - Week 04 - Thursday, 5 May 2022
DR PATERSON (Murrumbidgee) (4.28): I move amendment No 10 circulated in my name. [see schedule 1 at page 1354].
This is a technical amendment only which gives effect through the dictionary to a new definition of “sexual act” at amendment 3.
Amendment agreed to.
Clause 8, as amended, agreed to.
DR PATERSON (Murrumbidgee) (4.29): In closing, I want to state again that I welcome the comments and tri-partisan support for this bill and the debate we have had here today. This bill is a moment for justice for victim-survivors in the ACT, and it is a significant step on our journey to end sexual violence in our community.
Title agreed to.
Bill, as amended, agreed to.
Government—land release program
MS LEE (Kurrajong—Leader of the Opposition) (4.30): I move:
That this Assembly:
(a) in 2014, a review of the National Capital Plan was undertaken to better balance land use options for the ACT;
(b) in 2016, the National Capital Plan was amended, greatly reducing the amount of ACT land controlled by the Commonwealth and transferring it to the jurisdiction of the ACT Government;
(c) as part of the amended National Capital Plan, the National Capital Authority identified 726 hectares of land in Tuggeranong, west of the Murrumbidgee, as suitable for potential residential development; and
(d) the ACT Labor-Greens Government has the jurisdictional authority to release this additional land in West Tuggeranong for residential purposes;
(2) further notes:
(a) there is a housing crisis in Canberra, driven in part by the decisions of the ACT Labor-Greens Government;
(b) 12 417 Canberrans applied for 101 blocks of land in Whitlam in March 2022;
(c) 8 700 Canberrans applied for 71 blocks of land in Macnamara in February 2022;
(d) 7 484 Canberrans applied for 115 blocks of land in Taylor in October 2021;