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and their families. By its very nature, continuous improvement means there is always work to be done. That is why the ACT government is committed to continuing to improve the lives of its most vulnerable citizens and will achieve this through implementation of A step up for our kids.

As I have said, this government is committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families. We will continue to step up to ensure our children and young people are strong, safe and connected. I thank the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for their review report and table the government’s response.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

Blood Donation (Transmittable Diseases) Act—Blood Donation (Transmittable Diseases) Blood Donor Form 2016 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2016-1 (LR, 11 January 2016).

Children and Young People Act—Children and Young People (ACT Out of Home Care) Standards 2016 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2016-3 (LR, 1 February 2016).

Financial Management Act—Financial Management (Transfer of Funds) Direction 2016 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2016-5 (LR, 4 February 2016).

Radiation Protection Act—Radiation Protection (Chair of Council) Appointment 2016 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2016-2 (LR, 19 January 2016).

Road Transport (General) Act—Road Transport (Offences) Amendment Regulation 2016 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2016-1 (LR, 4 February 2016).

Taxation Administration Act—Taxation Administration (Eligible Impacted Properties—Loose-fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Buyback Concession Scheme) Determination 2016 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2016-4 (LR, 4 February 2016).

Marriage equality

Discussion of matter of public importance

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: The Speaker has received letters from Mr Doszpot, Mr Hanson, Mrs Jones, Ms Lawder, Ms Porter, Mr Smyth and Mr Wall proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, the Speaker has determined that the matter proposed by Ms Porter be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The importance of marriage equality in the ACT.

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