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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 05 Hansard (Tuesday, 4 May 2010) . . Page.. 1705 ..

Mr Speaker, our Budget maintains fiscal restraint and retains our commitment to savings and efficiencies going forward.

Despite the recovery in our economy, the losses sustained by our Budget will take longer to remedy.

However, this Government has brought forward our target to return to surplus by two years.

Mr Speaker, through this Budget we are also providing modest spending on new policy initiatives. We are investing in our education system, in community services and safety, in our natural environment and climate change measures and in the health and wellbeing of our growing community.

We are making a down-payment on the future transport system of Canberra and investing in the community infrastructure for our growing city’s needs.

Mr Speaker, this is a Budget for a growing city.

Debate (on motion by Mr Seselja) adjourned to the next sitting.


Mr Speaker presented the following papers:

Auditor-General Act—Auditor-General’s Report No. 1/2010—Performance Reporting, dated 13 April 2010.

Standing order 191—Amendments to:

Fair Trading (Motor Vehicle Repair Industry) Bill 2009, dated 1 April 2010.

Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 (No. 2), dated 26 and 29 March 2010.

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (ACT) Bill 2009, dated 26 and 29 March 2010.

Privilege—Alleged breach raised in the Assembly on 23 February 2010—Letter to the Speaker from Mrs Dunne, dated 30 March 2010.

Executive contracts

Papers and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Land and Property Services, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Public Sector Management Act, pursuant to sections 31A and 79—Copies of executive contracts or instruments—

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