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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 17 November 2011) . . Page.. 5558 ..


Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

Civil Law (Wrongs) Act—Civil Law (Wrongs) South Australian Bar Association Inc Scheme 2011 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2011-283 (LR, 24 October 2011).

Public Place Names Act—Public Place Names (Casey) Determination 2011 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2011-284 (LR, 24 October 2011).

University of Canberra Act—

University of Canberra Council Appointment 2011 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2011-279 (LR, 20 October 2011).

University of Canberra Council Appointment 2011 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2011-280 (LR, 20 October 2011).

University of Canberra Council Appointment 2011 (No 3)—Disallowable Instrument DI2011-281 (LR, 20 October 2011).

University of Canberra Council Appointment 2011 (No 4)—Disallowable Instrument DI2011-282 (LR, 20 October 2011).

Social housing—renewal

Discussion of matter of public importance

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): Mr Speaker has received letters from Dr Bourke, Ms Bresnan, Mr Coe, Mr Doszpot, Mr Hanson, Mr Hargreaves, Ms Hunter, Ms Le Couteur, Ms Porter, Mr Seselja and Mr Smyth proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, Mr Speaker has determined that the matter proposed by Dr Bourke be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The importance of social housing renewal in the ACT.

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra) (3.08): Every member of this place would agree that social housing is critically important to the economic and social wellbeing of our city. Social housing provides the basic foundation on which thousands of Canberrans are given the opportunity to lead stable, healthy and productive lives, linked to employment, education, health and other services. Social housing provides some of the most vulnerable people in our city with an opportunity to reach their potential, to make a contribution and to share the benefits of our community. This is why this Labor government has always been so committed to growth and renewal of our public housing stock. It is what we stand for as a party and what we stand for as a government.

It is important to make the point that the public housing system in Canberra is not just about housing, but also about providing services and support.


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