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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2023 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 11 May 2023) . . Page.. 1265 ..

Thursday, 11 May 2023

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.00): Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:

This is Ngunnawal Country.

Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.

We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.

Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the

people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Cost of Living Pressures in the ACT—Select Committee


MR DAVIS (Brindabella) (10.02): I present the following report:

Cost of Living Pressures in the ACT—Select Committee—Report—Inquiry into Cost of Living Pressures in the ACT, dated 10 May 2023, including additional comments (Mr Davis and Ms Lawder), together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

This is the report of the Select Committee on Cost of Living Pressures in the ACT. The Assembly referred the inquiry to the select committee on 9 February 2023. The committee received 35 submissions and held two public hearings, and our witnesses took 18 questions on notice.

The committee heard that it is our most vulnerable people who need the most support, and submitters provided several areas where support could be implemented or increased. The 52 recommendations address topics including housing, health, education, food and transport. On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to write submissions and appear at hearings for their significant contribution to this inquiry. The committee looks forward to the implementation of its recommendations. I thank the other members of the committee, Dr Marisa Paterson MLA and Ms Nicole Lawder MLA, and I commend the report to the Assembly.

Madam Speaker, it is at this point, as the committee has now dissolved, that I will no longer be speaking in my capacity as chair of the committee but speaking in my as a

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