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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 1 August 2017) . . Page.. 2239 ..

Domestic and Family Violence—Policy approaches and responses—Discussion paper, dated 26 July 2017.

Statement by chair

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (11.47): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety relating to statutory appointments in accordance with continuing resolution 5A. Continuing resolution 5A was agreed by the Legislative Assembly on 23 August 2012.

The requirements of the resolution set out a transparency mechanism to promote accountability in the consideration of statutory appointments. The resolution requires relevant standing committees which consider statutory appointments to report on a six-monthly basis and present a schedule listing appointments considered during the applicable period. The schedule is required to include the statutory appointments considered and, for each appointment, the date the request from the responsible minister for consultation was received and the date the committee’s feedback was provided.

For the reporting period 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017 the committee finalised its consideration of 31 statutory appointments. For the reporting period 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016 the committee tabled its return on 21 March 2017. I wish to advise of an addendum to that return, specifically that the committee considered three statutory appointments, not one, as previously stated. Therefore, in accordance with continuing resolution 5A, I present the following paper:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Schedules of Statutory Appointments—

8th Assembly—Period 1 July to 31 December 2016—Amended.

9th Assembly—Period 1 January to 30 June 2017.

Government priorities—spring 2017

Ministerial statement

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism and Major Events) (11.48): I am very pleased to outline the government’s policy and legislative priorities for the second half of 2017. At the start of the year I said that the government would get on with the job of doing what Canberrans elected us to do. Canberrans continue to want a progressive government. They endorsed the government’s plan to make the Canberra we love even better, and that is what we are delivering.

Since the election we have delivered a progressive and sensible budget, investing in all areas of our territory and funding many of the government’s election commitments. We have made significant progress on stage 2 of light rail, whilst construction of stage 1 continues to be on schedule. We have created the City Renewal Authority and the Suburban Land Agency, consistent with our election commitments, which will deliver

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