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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 25 November 2021) . . Page.. 3745 ..


Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

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.

Major Projects Canberra—Part 1.11.

Debate resumed.

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: I note that there is some confusion over whether we are debating Major Projects Canberra here or Housing ACT.

Standing orders—suspension

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

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would allow Part 1.12—Housing ACT to be debated before Part 1.11—Major Projects Canberra.

Detail stage

Schedule 1—Appropriations—Proposed expenditure.

Debate resumed.

Housing ACT—Part 1.12.

MS VASSAROTTI (Kurrajong—Minister for the Environment, Minister for Heritage, Minister for Homelessness and Housing Services and Minister for Sustainable Building and Construction) (4.36): It is with great pleasure that I talk to some of the budget expenditure with regard to Housing ACT. The 2021-22 ACT budget is a landmark budget in relation to housing and homelessness. It is a landmark budget because it is the first where the ACT wellbeing framework principles are embedded in budget decision-making. It is a landmark budget because it further increases the ACT government’s investment in public housing.

Recognising the vital role of public housing in our community, the ACT contributes the largest per capita investment in public housing in Australia and provides the most


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