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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 11 November 2021) . . Page.. 3325 ..


that ecosystem is really made up of the people, the programs and the networks. The facilities alone will not take us there. We need to make sure that we keep investing in the people who are making the art and we keep investing in the programs that the audiences want to see.

I am really, really keen to see how we progress, and I am also keen to make sure that we continue to see the consultation we have seen. It is always difficult in the arts sector to make sure that you are talking to everybody. The arts are not a monolith; probably no industry is, I know, even the Kingston arts precinct and the recent changes with the Geocon arrangement. We are no longer using Geocon as a developer. I think that is a good new direction, but I am very interested to hear what everybody in the sector thinks about that and exactly how that is going to affect the progress of the Kingston arts precinct and what we will see there.

But I do welcome this statement of ambition and I am particularly excited to see the details when they come out over the next year or so.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Paper

Mr Rattenbury, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 7 October 2021, presented the following paper:

COVID-19 pandemic—Social and economic recovery—Copy of letter to the Leader of the Australian Greens from Mr Rattenbury, Member for Kurrajong, undated.

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Mr Rattenbury, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Attorney-General, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Gaming and Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction) (11.35): I move:

That this bill agreed to in principle.

I am pleased to present the Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 to the Assembly. This bill makes amendments across 16 pieces of legislation. It is an omnibus bill which makes a range of minor and technical amendments to laws falling primarily within my portfolio as the Attorney-General. This bill also includes amendments which fall within the portfolios of the Minister for Human Rights and the Minister for Police and Emergency Services.


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