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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 December 2021) . . Page.. 4121 ..

I note all of the other carers who have joined us today; some of them are in the public gallery. Many carers shared their personal experiences during the development of this bill so that we could make sure that it reflected the needs and wants of carers, so that, when they get their recognition, it hits the right mark.

I commend the bill to the Assembly, and I look forward to the next step, when it is passed.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (5.12), by leave: I move amendments Nos 1 to 5 circulated in my name together, which have not been considered by the scrutiny committee. I table a supplementary explanatory statement to the amendments [see schedule 1 at pageĀ 4138].

The amendments that I have just moved are very minor and technical in nature. They respond to one of the issues raised in the scrutiny report, regarding making the reporting requirements, which are on an annual basis, a little bit stronger by making sure that they are incorporated into government reporting obligations for any contracts that organisations may have with government, as well as a few tidy-ups of some drafting errors and some definition clean-ups. I commend the amendments to the Assembly.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


Motion (by Ms Stephen-Smith) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.


MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (5.14): It has been a tough year for everyone. Mine has certainly been eventful, but many people have had it much harder than me. I would like to take a moment and thank some of those people who helped me through.

First of all, I have really amazing staff. Mav, Steph and Aileen are so skilled and so kind and so dedicated. To give you a taste of the daily miracle that happens in my

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