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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Wednesday, 1 December 2021) . . Page.. 3920 ..


external provider. It also outlines that the determination of the insourcing framework is to be achieved through a notifiable instrument.

New section 129 outlines the circumstances in which a community sector entity must evaluate whether their required services or works are to be evaluated by the insourcing framework. New section 129A provides that the Chief Minister may give a direction to a public sector entity in relation to that public sector entity’s obligations under section 129 and any other matter under part 9A. Directions under section 129A are to be notifiable instruments. Clause 5 inserts into the dictionary of the Financial Management Act 1996 a definition of public sector entity, which refers to new section 126.

This bill provides the legislative basis for the insourcing framework. It outlines that the insourcing framework will evaluate whether services or works required by a public sector entity should be provided by the public sector or by an external provider. This evaluation must be made at all possible opportunities. A future instrument will capture the design and detail of the insourcing framework, which will be an evaluation model with innovative and pioneering elements that will further safeguard secure employment in the ACT.

The government will continue its efforts to promote safe, secure and fair employment. We will continue working with all of the tools we have available—with our purchasing power, within the public service and beyond, to ensure that Canberrans have the employment opportunities and conditions they deserve.

I am very pleased to commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Cain) adjourned to the next sitting.

Crimes (Policing) Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

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

Title read by Clerk.

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.43): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I am pleased to present the Crimes (Policing) Legislation Amendment Bill to the Assembly today. This bill continues the government’s work to support the efficient functioning of the ACT justice system and enhance community safety.

The bill amends ACT laws relating to registrable child sex offenders and firearms regulation to promote higher levels of compliance with reporting obligations by those


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