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government recognition of the shared responsibilities across levels of government,
I am as optimistic as I have been in my political career that we can tackle some of the systemic and structural issues that our nation faces, through our Federation. That will lead to increased economic prosperity, social inclusion and opportunities for Canberrans. This is an important era of work in our nation.


Canberra’s future—our recovery from the pandemic, and the next four years—presents many exciting opportunities.

The government recognises these opportunities and is taking them, through this budget, as we continue to invest in our growing city.

Delivering for Canberrans, now and into the future. I commend the budget to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Ms Lee) adjourned to the next sitting.

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2022-2023

Mr Barr, pursuant to notice, presented the bill and the following supplementary papers:

Explanatory statement to the Bill, incorporating a compatibility statement, pursuant to section 37 of the Human Rights Act 2004.

Budget 2022-2023—Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 20AC—Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2022-2023—Departures from Recommended Appropriations—Statement of Reasons.

Title read by Clerk.


(Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Climate Action, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism) (5.26): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Mercifully, a shorter speech on this piece of legislation!

I am pleased to be able to table the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2022-23. As members may be aware, the bill is the mechanism for the appropriation of monies for the coming fiscal year, for the Office of the Legislative Assembly and officers of the Assembly, the Integrity Commissioner, the Auditor-General and the Electoral Commissioner.

The bill provides for appropriations for the Integrity Commissioner, the Auditor-General, the Electoral Commissioner, and the Office of the Assembly, in

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