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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (Tuesday, 23 October 2018) . . Page.. 4087 ..


agree that the important initiatives outlined in the ninth parliamentary agreement have been aggressively introduced through these first two years, with more to come obviously in the next two.

Mr Hanson: The cost of living. Rates. You are tripling rates; you’re right on track with that.

MR BARR: I will spend a moment highlighting some of the most important commitments that we have already met: opening a new walk-in centre in Gungahlin—

Mr Hanson: The proliferation of drugs—that’s going well! How’s the health system going?

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson!

MR BARR: establishing the Office for Mental Health; expanding hospital in the home to care for 3,000 more Canberrans each year; providing grants for GPs to deliver more bulk-billing services; rolling out laptops for ACT high school students; delivering the future of education strategy to drive the next 10 years of achievement in our schools; achieving the full scheme roll-out of the national disability insurance scheme; starting consultation, scoping and design work on stage 2 of light rail to Woden; making off-peak bus travel free for pensioners and concession card holders; delivering $30 million worth of new footpaths and active travel infrastructure; establishing the City Renewal Authority and the Suburban Land Agency to renew our city and town centres while making more land available for new homes; rolling out green bins to Weston Creek—

Mr Wall interjecting

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Wall!

MR BARR: Kambah, Tuggeranong and Belconnen; establishing the ACT Multicultural Council; establishing the Reconciliation Day public holiday; funding a new health centre for Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service; and establishing the Family Safety Hub. I could go on but I believe the time is up. (Time expired.)

MR PETTERSSON: Chief Minister, how has the government been working to involve the Canberra community more often and in new ways while delivering its agenda over the past two years?

MR BARR: One of the important commitments that we made was to engage in more representative consultation with the Canberra community, and it is important to ensure that the decisions that we make reflect what the community needs, and to find ways to engage Canberrans that feed into their busy lives so that everyone has the chance to participate.

Opposition members interjecting—


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