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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2141..


2002-03 Capital Works Program - Progress report - March quarter.

Public Accounts - Standing Committee - Report No. 5 - Inquiry into the Rates and Land Tax Amendment Bill 2003 (presented 17 June 2003) - Government response, dated June 2003.

Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation Act -

Pursuant to subsection 23 (8) - Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation Business Plan 2002-2005.

Pursuant to subsection 28 (3) - Quarterly report for 1 July 2002 to 30 September 2002 (Replacement copy).

Mr Wood

presented the following paper:

Housing Assistance Act, pursuant to section 12 - Disallowable instrument DI2003-121 being the Public Rental Housing Assistance Program Amendment 2003 (No 1), together with an explanatory statement.

Paper-out of order petition

Mr Wood

, pursuant to standing order 83A, presented the following paper:

Petition which does not conform with the standing orders - Children's adoption rights - Mrs Burke (95 citizens).

Order of the day-postponement

Ordered that order of the day No 2, executive business, relating to the Bushfire Inquiry (Protection of Statements) Amendment Bill 2003, be postponed to a later hour.

Planning and Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

Debate resumed from 8 May 2003, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That the bill be agreed to in principle.

MRS DUNNE

(3.35): The Liberal opposition will be supporting this legislation. It is a natural consequence of the passing of the Planning and Land Act 2002. Although the opposition opposed the passage of that legislation, it would be unwise, churlish and altogether silly to oppose this because it has a whole lot of consequential ramifications, the principal being the repeal of the Kingston Foreshore Development Authority Act and the Gungahlin Development Authority Act, as they become part of the Land Development Agency on 1 July 2003. We have no problems with the bill and offer our support to the government.

MR CORBELL

(Minister for Health and Minister for Planning) (3.36), in reply: I thank the opposition for its support. As Mrs Dunne has outlined, this bill effectively puts in place the necessary structural changes to permit the Land Development Agency to undertake the functions of both the Kingston Foreshore Development Authority and the Gungahlin Development Authority.


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