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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 02 Hansard (Wednesday, 10 February 2021) . . Page.. 354 ..


year, is that this is potentially inconsistent with commonwealth legislation, and this is an opportunity for the now minister to get this right.

By disallowing this instrument, the code does not disappear, as the minister would be aware. The previous code would continue to be in force. This motion is not an anti-code motion; it is not an anti-union motion. I have been a member of the union myself and recognise the contributions that they make to enterprise negotiations. I urge the Assembly to allow the minister to go back to the 2019 code and ensure that its drafting will not create ambiguities and certainly not raise the prospect of being inconsistent with commonwealth law.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 15

Mr Cain

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Ms Castley

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Mr Coe

Ms Burch

Mr Pettersson

Mr Hanson

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Jones

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lawder

Mr Davis

Ms Vassarotti

Mr Parton

Mr Gentleman

Question resolved in the negative.

Education and Community Inclusion—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (10.41): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Education and Community Inclusion. At its private meeting on 2 February 2021, the committee resolved to conduct an inquiry into infrastructure management in ACT schools. At that meeting the committee agreed to the following terms of reference for the inquiry:

1. The Standing Committee on Education and Community Inclusion resolves to inquire into and report on the management of ACT school infrastructure, with particular reference to:

a) the management of hazardous substances and materials in schools;

b) planning for the ongoing maintenance of school facilities, including the process to identify and address current and future infrastructure needs in schools;

c) the management of capacity issues in schools, including the use of temporary facilities for schools running above capacity and the plans for schools running below capacity;


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