Page 3015 - Week 09 - Thursday, 13 October 2022

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Planning, Transport and City Services—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (10.14): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services relating to referred bills. The Transport Canberra and City Services Amendment Bill 2022 was referred to the committee on 21 September 2022. The committee notes that this is not a significant bill, and the committee considers that an inquiry would not add anything further to the topic. For this reason, the committee has resolved not to inquire into this bill.

Appropriation Bill 2022-2023

[Cognate bill:

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

Cognate papers:

Estimates 2022-2023—Select Committee report

Estimates 2022-2023—Select Committee report—government response]

Detail stage

Schedule 1—Appropriations—Proposed expenditure.

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate—Part 1.5

Debate resumed from 12 October 2022.

MADAM SPEAKER: I remind members that in debating order of the day No 1, executive business, they may also address their remarks to executive business order of the day No 2, and Assembly business order of the day No 2 relating to the Government response to the Select Committee on Estimates 2022-2023 report on the Inquiry into the Appropriation Bill 2022-2023 and the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2022-2023.

MS LEE (Kurrajong—Leader of the Opposition) (10.16): Madam Speaker, I have spoken in detail about some of the great and grave concerns that we in the opposition, and of course also members of the community, have raised about this budget—it being the final one so far in a line of so many budgets that we have seen deficit after deficit after deficit.

Now, whilst the Chief Minister and the Treasurer continues to talk down what his fiscal mismanagement has been over the past decade, we know the impact and the outcome that we see in our community. Of course that goes to the lack of services that we see in our health, in our education, in our community safety, in our police and in our infrastructure.

We do see these outcomes and they have real impacts on real Canberrans. Only this week, so many members from across all parties have talked about the absolute long-term neglect of basic local services that have resulted in so many potholes. Whilst we see some of the humorous takes on some of these issues, the real impact is dangerous roads that create major safety hazards not only for motorists but also for

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