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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 30 July 2019) . . Page.. 2380 ..


I begrudgingly take on board the Chief Minister’s words regarding today not being private members’ business day. I am pleased to see that the Greens are going to support the suspension of standing orders to adjourn the original debate and hopefully we will be discussing it here in the very near future.

Motion agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.

Planning—development application assessments

Debate resumed from 3 April 2019, on motion by Mr Parton:

That the motion be agreed to.

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

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee

Report 14

MS J BURCH (Brindabella) (11.26): I present the following report:

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee—Report 14—Respectful Dialogue, dated 30 July 2019, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

Motion (by Mr Wall, by leave) agreed to:

That the report be adopted.

Environment and Transport and City Services—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (11.26): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services relating to the inquiry into nature in our city. On 29 May 2019, the committee held the last of its public hearings for the nature in our city inquiry. In total, there were seven public hearings for the inquiry.

During these hearings, the committee heard from a wide range of witnesses, including government officials, experts, community representatives and interested citizens, about their views on Canberra and its relationship with its natural environment. In addition to this, the inquiry received a total of 71 submissions which have provided the committee with a wide body of evidence from which to draw conclusions and to make recommendations.

On 29 November 2018 the Assembly asked the committee to inquire into a separate territory coat of arms with a reporting date 6 June 2019, which was subsequently amended to 1 August 2019. Due to unforeseen reasons, the committee has decided to


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