Page 2536 - Week 09 - Tuesday, 6 August 2013

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Leave granted.

MR BARR: I am providing this statement this afternoon pursuant to the resolution passed by the Assembly back in March of last year concerning the enlarged Cotter Dam project. The resolution requires that the shareholders of the ACTEW Corporation provide to the Assembly any revised budget and schedule information for completion of the enlarged Cotter Dam project within five working days of any changes being approved by the ACTEW board.

The ACTEW board approved a revised completion date for the enlarged Cotter Dam on 4 July 2013. As the Assembly was not sitting within the stipulated five days, and in accordance with part 2(e) of the Assembly resolution, I provided the information in a letter addressed to Madam Speaker on 9 July 2013. I understand Madam Speaker may have been on leave at that time and the Deputy Speaker would have received the letter.

I now present to the Assembly a copy of that letter and the information statement. I thank members for taking note of the changes that have been presented this afternoon.


Mr Corbell presented the following papers:

Road Safety Report Card 2012, compiled by Justice Planning and Safety Programs, Justice and Community Safety Directorate.

National Classification Code—Amendments, dated 11 September 2012.

Classification of Computer Games—Guidelines 2012, dated 11 September 2012.

Classification of Films—Guidelines 2012, dated 10 December 2012.

Getting home safely report

Ministerial statement

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development), by leave: When I announced the government response to the Getting home safely report, I committed the government to providing six-monthly updates on the implementation of its recommendations. This is the first of those updates. Before I proceed, recently we saw the 12-month anniversary of the death of Mr Ben Catanzariti. The service that was held in his memory was just another stark reminder of the tragedy of workplace deaths and serious injuries and the impact those incidents have not just on the workers themselves and their families, but on the broader community.

However, despite all of this—the government’s acceptance of the report Getting home safely, all of the associated publicity, all the information sessions provided by the Work Safety Commissioner—I am concerned to see that some in the construction sector still believe that it is okay to put people’s lives in danger.

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