Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 2 August 2022) . . Page.. 2202 ..
Indicative Land Release Program 2022-23 to 2026-27.
Financial Management Act, pursuant to subsection 62(1)—Statements of Intent—2022-2023—
ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority, dated 20, 25 and 29 July 2022.
ACT Long Service Leave Authority, undated.
Title read by Clerk.
(Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Climate Action, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism) (5.00): I move:
That this bill be agreed to in principle.
The budget comes at a critical time for the territory.
We are continuing to respond to a rapidly evolving global pandemic; our city is growing, and growing faster than any other part of Australia, as is demand for public services; and after injecting billions of dollars in emergency assistance and economic stimulus into the territory economy over the past two and a half years, this budget steps up the pace of fiscal repair.
We are investing in our rapidly growing city. We are delivering for Canberrans now and into the future.
This budget creates more jobs than we have ever had before, supporting a city where more and more people want to live, growing faster than anywhere else in the country.
Our investments will ensure that Canberra remains an attractive place to live, to work and to invest.
This budget, like the last five economic updates I have provided to the Assembly since the start of the pandemic, continues to adapt our response to the evolving health situation, while remaining true to the principles that have guided our successful response so far. These include investing in health care and essential services; keeping Canberrans employed by supporting businesses and the economy; and protecting our most vulnerable.
Like every state and territory around Australia, there are pressures across our hospitals and health facilities.
As we have done throughout the pandemic, the government are increasing resources across our health system so that our doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health care workers can deliver the high-quality free public health care that Canberrans need.