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Thursday, 30 March 2017

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) took the chair at 10 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (10.01): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety. Pursuant to standing order 216, the committee recently resolved to inquire into domestic and family violence as it relates to policy approaches and responses. As the inquiry coverage has the potential to cross over with the resolution of the establishment of the standing committees on education, employment and youth, and health, ageing and community services, as a courtesy the committee is presently consulting these committees.

The committee acknowledges that in a small jurisdiction such as the ACT there can be the potential for crossover between committee resolutions and inquiry coverage, and accordingly the accepted practice is for such matters to be considered via courtesy correspondence between the respective committees. The committee will therefore advise the Assembly, at its next meeting, of the terms of reference for this inquiry.

Planning and Urban Renewal—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS LE COUTEUR (Murrumbidgee) (10.03): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal. I rise today to make a statement under standing order 246A, advising the Assembly that the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal resolved, at its private meeting of 15 March 2017, to conduct two new inquiries: one into housing and the other into billboards. The committee’s resolution for its inquiry into housing is as follows:

The Committee resolves to inquire into housing in the ACT, in particular into the interaction of population growth, housing affordability, housing diversity and design, consumer behaviour, and suburban and environmental impact of residential development in the present—Ninth—Assembly, including into:

1. Existing housing diversity;

2. Actual, perceived and projected demand for different housing types;

3. The effects and implications of suburban infill, housing in centres, land release and greenfield developments, including in relation to:

a. housing affordability;

b. diversity of housing stock;

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