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recovery efforts are acknowledged and committed to, to ensure that we foster a stronger, sustainable and equitable community.

On a final note, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the community and our community partners for supporting the COVID-19 response and recovery in our city. The foundation of social recovery is that it must be community led and government supported. Our community sector organisations are often the first people we turn to during the most difficult times in our lives, and we would not have made it through the past few years of environmental, economic and health crises without them.

There is still a long way to go, as we continue to live through, and with, the impacts of COVID-19. I know every member of this Assembly is grateful and truly values the way members of our community came together in support of each other during the height of the pandemic. Together, we made it through one of the most difficult periods in the territory’s history, and together we will grow stronger into the future.

Hope is like the sun: if you only believe it when you see it, you will never make it through the night. Our innovative and passionate community sector, our committed and highly-skilled public service, and our kind and caring Canberra community renew my hope every day. On that note, I commend to this Assembly the ACT COVID-19 Social Recovery Plan 2022-23.

I present the following papers:

ACT COVID-19 Social Recovery Plan 2022-2023, dated November 2022.

Covid-19 Pandemic—Social and Economic Recovery—Government response to resolution of the Assembly on 7 October 2021—Ministerial statement, 24 November 2022.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the ministerial statement.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 (No 2)

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

Title read by Clerk.

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong-Attorney-General, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Gaming and Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction) (10.56): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I am pleased to present the Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 (No 2)—the JACS bill—to the Assembly. This bill makes amendments to

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