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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 11 February 2021) . . Page.. 486 ..


based on sound consultation, will head off any future problems. The Greens support this variation to the Territory Plan.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

ACT disability justice strategy—report

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (3.37): Pursuant to standing order 211, I move:

That the Assembly take note of the following paper:

Disability Justice Strategy—Annual Progress Report 2020.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Appropriation Bill 2020-2021

[Cognate bill:

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2020-2021]

Debate resumed from 9 February 2021, on motion by Mr Barr:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mr Davis): I understand that it is the wish of the Assembly to debate this bill cognately with executive business order of the day No 4—Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2020-2021. That being the case, I remind members that in debating order of the day No 3, executive business, they may also address their remarks to executive business order of the day No 4.

MS LEE (Kurrajong—Leader of the Opposition) (3.40): Just over 100 days ago Canberrans entrusted this government with one last chance to make things right. Canberrans believed them when they promised to fix the health system. Canberrans believed them when they promised to freeze rates for a year and Canberrans believed them when they promised to make our schools safe from hazardous material.

Just 100 days in and all this government has to show is broken promise after broken promise, declining services and much of the same that we have seen over the last 20 years—record waiting times and a toxic culture of bullying in our hospitals; the presence of hazardous materials in our schools; skyrocketing rates impacting vulnerable Canberra families, including over 60,000 Canberra households stung this year, despite the Chief Minister’s promises; not enough support for our small and family businesses; lack of action on housing affordability; massive delays on major infrastructure projects and key public services; and a government happy to rack up over $3 billion on the credit card before the pandemic. Canberrans deserve better, and it seems that this budget does not deliver that.


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