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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2023 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 27 June 2023) . . Page.. 1905 ..

Tuesday, 27 June 2023

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

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

Members, 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 now ask that we stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Absence of Clerk

Madam Speaker informed the Assembly that, due to the absence of the Clerk, the Acting Deputy Clerk would act as Clerk.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Ms Castley) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Ms Lawder for this sitting week due to personal reasons.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 18

MRS KIKKERT (Ginninderra) (10.02): I present the following report:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 18—Inquiry into Modern Slavery Legislation Amendment Bill 2023, dated 21 June 2023, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

This is the 18th report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for the 10th Assembly. The committee received 11 submissions and held a public hearing on 14 June 2023. The committee heard from: the ACT Human Rights Commission, the New South Wales Anti-slavery Commissioner, Ms David, the Special Minister of State and Ms Jo Clay.

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