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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 25 November 2021) . . Page.. 3675 ..


Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

DR PATERSON (Murrumbidgee) (10.38): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity relating to statutory appointments in accordance with continuing resolution 5A. I wish to inform the Assembly that during the reporting period—1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021—the committee considered one appointment to the ACT Climate Change Council. I now table a schedule of the statutory appointments considered during this period. I present the following paper:

Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity—Standing Committee—Schedule of Statutory Appointments—10th Assembly—Period 1 January to 30 June 2021.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Appropriation Bill 2021-2022

[Cognate bill:

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2021-2022

Cognate papers:

Standing Committee Reports on Appropriation Bill 2021-2022 and Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2021-2022]

Detail stage

Schedule 1—Appropriations—Proposed expenditure.

Debate resumed from 24 November 2021.

Superannuation Provision Account—Part 1.9.

MADAM SPEAKER: I remind members that in debating order of the day No 1, executive business, they may also address their remarks to executive business order of the day No 2.

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Climate Action, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism) (10.40): This appropriation to the superannuation provision account is used to extinguish the territory’s annual employer superannuation liability obligations to the Australian government.

The account paid just short of $300 million—$298 million—in superannuation benefits to the Australian government in 2021. That is estimated to increase to $328 million in this fiscal year. The latest liability valuation for superannuation that was included in the 2020-21 budget incorporated an update to both the demographic


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