Page 2929 - Week 08 - Thursday, 17 August 2017

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Supplementary answer to question without notice

Government—building materials policy

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Urban Renewal) (3.27): Earlier I was asked about representatives on the ACT working group from ACT Fire & Rescue. I can advise that they are Mark Brown, the Chief Officer of ACT Fire & Rescue, and David Foot, the executive director of ESA risk and planning.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Wall) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That leave of absence be granted to Mr Doszpot for today’s sitting due to illness.

Coroners report—death of Mr Paul Fennessy

Papers and statement by minister

MS FITZHARRIS (Yerrabi—Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Minister for Transport and City Services and Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research) (3.27): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Coroners Act, pursuant to subsection 57(5)—Report of Coroner—Inquest into the death of Mr Paul Fennessy—

Report, dated 1 February 2017.

Government response.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MS FITZHARRIS: Today I am tabling Coroner Hunter’s report and the ACT government’s response to her findings and recommendations submitted to me under section 57(3) of the Coroners Act 1997. I would like to thank Coroner Hunter for her extensive and comprehensive report. She made two recommendations, and the government has agreed to both. These findings relate to the tragic death of Mr Paul Fennessy on 6 January 2010. The ACT government wishes to convey its deepest sympathies to Mrs Finlay, and to acknowledge and thank her for coming into the Assembly today, and to Mr Fennessy’s family and friends.

Marriage equality

Debate resumed.

MR RAMSAY (Ginninderra—Attorney-General, Minister for Regulatory Services, Minister for the Arts and Community Events and Minister for Veterans and Seniors) (3.29): Madam Assistant Speaker, it seems as if August is an auspicious month

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