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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 11 November 2021) . . Page.. 3426 ..

I thank members in the Assembly for their contributions to this bill. The amendments in this bill mean that the ACT government can offer a broader range of housing choices to Canberrans into the future. The options availed by this bill will futureproof greenfield developments and contribute to ensuring the supply of a variety of housing that meets the expectations and needs of our growing city.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Mr Andrew Snedden—retirement

Statement by Speaker

MADAM SPEAKER: Just before I call Mr Gentleman to move the adjournment motion, I would just like to make a brief statement concerning the retirement of Andrew Snedden from the Assembly’s committee office. Today marks the last sitting day for Andrew before he finishes with us next week. Andrew commenced with us here in 2010 after a career in the Senate at federal parliament.

During his time here, he has worked on just about every standing committee as its secretary. He also managed the committee office for a considerable part of that time, assisting chairs and secretaries to deal with major matters that arose in various committees.

Andrew has made his mark on a number of the select committees that he has been secretary to, probably more than any other committee secretary since self-government. He was secretary to select committees on such diverse subjects as fuel pricing, supermarket competition policy, end-of-life choices, the parliamentary budget officer, and the 2016 election, as well as contributing to numerous estimates committees. In the Tenth Assembly he has been secretary to the Standing Committee on Health and Community Wellbeing.

Across all those committees, Andrew has guided and he has worked to collate lots of evidence given before Assembly committees, seeking the views of committee chairs and members, and then producing draft reports. I am sure that he can look back with some degree of satisfaction on assisting the relevant committees and on the work that the committee office has provided to the community and to this Assembly.

On behalf of all members, I thank Andrew for his efforts over the last 10-plus years and I wish him well for his future.


Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

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