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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 22 April 2021) . . Page.. 1127 ..

I echo the comments of Mr Cain in relation to the work of the Legislative Assembly and the statutory officers who are funded by this appropriation. This change to the way that this place and other statutory offices are funded came about several years ago. It is a good practice, Madam Speaker, and one that I am pleased has now settled into a reasonably smooth pattern for managing the appropriations. I thank you for your important role in facilitating the engagement of all the independent bodies with the budget process each year. We look forward to hearing from you again in the not-too-distant future for the 2021-22 budget process.

I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Standing orders—suspension

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the order of business of the Assembly for Friday 23 April 2021 being as follows:

Prayer or reflection

Presentation of petitions

Private Members business Notices 1 and 2

Question time commencing at 1:00 pm

Presentation of papers



Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.


MR PARTON (Brindabella) (5.32): I want to share with the Assembly some reporting from the RiotACT website today regarding land release. I particularly want to share this article with the Assembly following the words from Mr Gentleman and Ms Vassarotti in earlier debates today about land release and the reported flight of residents leaving the ACT because they cannot secure the housing that they require here in the territory.

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