Page 3664 - Week 11 - Wednesday, 23 November 2022

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to engage with policy directorates to discuss policy settings and assess the available legislative powers to determine if they remain adequate and effective. This government encourages ongoing reviews of legislative provisions to make sure that they meet the needs of the community and the expectations of government.

The registrar will work closely with the non-government sector to protect the more vulnerable members of our community, looking at issues and matters that present key risks and harms for the community. Again, the Constructions Occupations Registrar and their team does, and has done, excellent work for the ACT community. This statement of expectations further reinforces that work, by outlining the clear expectations of government; holding licensees to account; preventing future issues arising; improving community confidence in the sector; and requiring a report against this. I have full confidence in the registrar’s ability to meet this statement of expectations. I commend the statement to the Assembly and look forward to the reporting response that is required by the registrar next year.

I present the following papers:

Construction Occupations (Licensing) (Registrar) Statement of Expectations 2022—Notifiable Instrument NI2022-571, dated 8 November 2022.

Construction Occupations Registrar Statement of Expectations—Ministerial statement, 23 November 2022.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the ministerial statement.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Road Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2022

Mr Steel, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR STEEL (Murrumbidgee—Minister for Skills, Minister for Transport and City Services and Special Minister of State) (10.33): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The ACT government is committed to the realisation of Vision Zero—zero fatalities and serious injuries on our roads. That is why, through our safe systems approach, we are focused on people and driver behaviour, because risk-taking behaviours like speeding, hooning, distracted driving, driving while fatigued or with impairment, and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, cause serious injuries and deaths on the ACT’s roads.

It is why one of the key goals of our road safety strategy is to reduce serious and fatal crashes and to change road user attitudes and behaviour through education and

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