Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 28 March 2017) . . Page.. 1134 ..
scheme are in place by late 2017. The amendments will replace the commencement date of the scheme with a provision allowing commencement by ministerial notice. It is expected that the national domestic violence order scheme will be in operation by late 2017.
This bill provides a part of the government’s continuing efforts to better respond to family and personal violence in the ACT. These amendments demonstrate a focus on people. The government has been listening to what court staff, legal professionals and everyone in the system has to say about helping people who need protection. Today’s changes will help ensure that victims are able to access effective and responsive protection from our courts. I commend the bill to the Assembly.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Bill agreed to in principle.
Debate (on motion by Mr Gentleman) adjourned to the next sitting.
Leave of absence
Motion (by Mr Wall) agreed to:
That leave of absence be granted to Ms Lawder for 28 to 30 March 2017 for family reasons.
Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:
That leave of absence be granted to Mr Rattenbury for 29 and 30 March 2017 due to his attendance at a Ministerial Council.
Sitting suspended from 12.18 to 2.30 pm.
Questions without notice
Land Development Agency—processes
MR COE: I have a question for the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development. Minister, does the government have any concerns with the probity, tender process or governance arrangements that have existed or that do exist in the Land Development Agency?
MS BERRY: I refer the Leader of the Opposition to the recommendations made by the Auditor-General around her review into governance and transparency in the Land Development Agency. The ACT government has responded and is responding to all of those recommendations.