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Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021

Statement by member

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Health) (11.15), by leave: In the debate yesterday on the Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021, I indicated that government amendments had been circulated that included the regulation that outlines the quantity of drugs that the government was proposing to include in that regulation.

This morning Mr Hanson’s office drew to my attention that those amendments have not, in fact, been circulated. I can assure the Assembly that this was an inadvertent misleading of the Assembly. My office sent the amendments to the Clerk at 3.08 pm on Monday for circulation to members. I understand that the Clerk’s office sent an email at 11.06 this morning, acknowledging their oversight in circulating the amendments.

I apologise to members that the debate was conducted yesterday without that additional information, but it was a genuine oversight.

Canberra Institute of Technology—board

Statement by member

MR STEEL (Murrumbidgee—Minister for Skills, Minister for Transport and City Services and Special Minister of State) (11.16), by leave: Yesterday I was asked by Ms Lee in question time about the appointment of Natalie Howson. I want to clarify a comment that I made in answer to Ms Lee’s question. I said that Ms Howson had joined the board for the first time. I meant that she had joined for the first time in her new capacity as an ordinary member. There was no continuity regarding her role on the board. She had previously served on the board in her capacity as an official in the ACT government, as the Director-General of the Education Directorate. She has now re-joined the board as a new member in a new capacity, and has also joined as the new deputy chair.

Education and Community Inclusion—Standing Committee

Report 5

MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (11.17): I present the following report:

Education and Community Inclusion—Standing Committee—Report 5—Inquiry into ACT Auditor-General’s Report No. 6 of 2021: Teaching Quality in ACT Public Schools, dated 29 July 2022, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

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