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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 09 Hansard (Tuesday, 19 August 2008) . . Page.. 3231 ..

Planning and Development Act—Planning and Development (Fees) Determination 2008 (No 5)—Disallowable Instrument DI2008-201 (LR, 11 August 2008).

Prohibited Weapons Act—Prohibited Weapons (Laser Pointers) Declaration 2008—Disallowable Instrument DI2008-197 (without explanatory statement) (LR, 1 August 2008).

Race and Sports Bookmaking Act—Race and Sports Bookmaking (Sports Bookmaking Venues) Determination 2008 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2008-193 (LR, 31 July 2008).

Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999 and the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act—Road Transport Legislation Amendment Regulation 2008 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2008-30 (LR, 7 July 2008).

Road Transport (General) Act—

Road Transport (General) (Application of Road Transport Legislation) Declaration 2008 (No 6)—Disallowable Instrument DI2008-187 (LR, 17 July 2008).

Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Amendment Regulation 2008 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2008-31 (LR, 21 July 2008).

Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Regulation—Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Parking Authority Declaration 2008 (No 5)—Disallowable Instrument DI2008-190 (LR, 17 July 2008).

Surveyors Act—Surveyors (Chief Surveyor) Practice Directions 2008 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2008-192 (LR, 29 July 2008).

Training and Tertiary Education Act—Training and Tertiary Education (Accreditation and Registration Council) Appointment 2008 (No 3)—Disallowable Instrument DI2008-196 (LR, 4 August 2008).

Housing affordability

Discussion of matter of public importance

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): Mr Speaker has received letters from Mrs Burke, myself, Dr Foskey, Mr Gentleman, Ms MacDonald, Mr Mulcahy, Ms Porter, Mr Seselja and Mr Smyth proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, Mr Speaker has determined that the matter proposed by Ms MacDonald be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The importance of increasing the supply of affordable housing.

MS MacDONALD (Brindabella) (3.47): Over the past few years there has been a trend nationally and internationally where housing has become less affordable. We here in the ACT are not immune from this trend despite the fact that the ACT continually performs well in all of the statistical indicators on housing affordability and that Canberra is the most affordable city in Australia. This government understands that not all Canberrans are as well off as others. This government understands that the affordability of housing is an issue facing many Canberrans.

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