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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 15 December 2016) . . Page.. 212 ..


home. This is important because we all know of all the vital things which flow from a stable home: safety, security, health, confidence, employment, happiness. This agenda will mean challenging some conventional wisdom and looking at innovative ideas in developing our strategy. It will also mean continued advocacy to the national government for policies and tax settings which work in line with the efforts of the territory government.

I look forward to continuing my work with the Canberra community and my colleagues over the next four years on these priorities.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 1

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (10.11): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 1, dated 14 December 2016, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS JONES: Scrutiny report No 1 contains the committee’s comments on 26 pieces of subordinate legislation, two national regulations, and three regulatory impact statements. In particular, the committee was pleased to see an improvement in government preparations for reports to the scrutiny committee, which involved better explanations, particularly of the national laws. I thank the government for that work and I commend the report to the Assembly.

Ministerial priorities

Ministerial statement

MS FITZHARRIS (Yerrabi—Minister for Health, Minister for Transport and City Services and Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research) (10.12): It is a great honour to stand here today, elected as a member for Yerrabi and appointed to a Labor cabinet with responsibility as the Minister for Health, the Minister for Transport and City Services and the Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research. It is a great honour to be part of this re-elected Labor government, part of a team and a cabinet that will deliver clearly on the commitments we took to the community, informed by previous achievements of consecutive Labor governments and by the thousands of conversations my colleagues and I have had with stakeholder organisations, community groups and private sector partners and Canberrans from all walks of life.


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