Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Tuesday, 19 September 2017) . . Page.. 3891 ..
This pre-DA consultation that has occurred during this program has been significant for many months, and the Chapman community has had many meetings with the housing task force to take into account all of their concerns. As to the concern about whether or not public housing would be built there, it was made clear to the community that there would be public housing built at Chapman, and we encouraged them to build.
The DA consultation, which will be coming up shortly, will also be additional to the ordinary amount of three weeks. There will be additional time for the community to be able to engage in that process.
MRS JONES: Minister, are there any other sites in Chapman being considered for public housing development of any sort?
MS BERRY: I am sorry; I did not hear the last part of the question.
MRS JONES: Sorry; are there any other sites in Chapman being considered for any public housing development of any sort?
MS BERRY: Not as far as I am aware at the moment.
MR WALL: My question is to the Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations. Minister, your government is proposing policy that you have said will, and I quote, “include legislative, regulatory and administrative changes to ensure the government only awards contracts to companies that meet only the highest ethical and labour standards”. Minister, have you consulted with anyone other than unions on these proposed policy changes? If so, who, and if not, why not?
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: The government is in the process currently of developing what that policy will look like and what the different elements of that policy will be. We have a working group established with employee representatives and government representatives so that we can work through with them exactly how we get to a position that we will then consult on.
However, I have met with employer representatives as well and I have talked them through that process. I have discussed with them what the government’s objectives are and what some of the elements of that will look like.
MR WALL: I ask the minister to answer my original question: other than unions, whom have you consulted with, which peak industry bodies have been consulted and are you able to consult with the MBA?
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I think in my original response I did say that I have spoken with a couple of employer organisations. One of those is the MBA.