Page 4649 - Week 13 - Tuesday, 31 October 2017

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A visit to representatives of SUPERPUBLIC, which is an innovation lab run by the San Francisco City Innovate Foundation, provided the opportunity to discuss challenges faced by each jurisdiction in regard to digital services in government, in urban mobility and changing models in procurement to encourage innovative solutions. The parallels in experiences between the two jurisdictions were evident and reaffirmed how government can both support entrepreneurs and streamline its processes to produce more innovative outcomes for the public.

Finally, I was also able to meet with Ausfilm to promote Canberra’s screen industry capability and discuss how we can further develop our growing film industry and attract American screen productions to Canberra.

It is clear to us that Canberra has significant capabilities across a range of areas: defence, cyber and space. But unless we are telling the world about these capabilities, nobody else will know about them. I am committed to continuing to raise the profile of Canberra both nationally and internationally. As a result of this visit: we have a clearer idea of where we can fit into the development of Australia’s space industry; we have reminded a large number of major international companies that Canberra needs to be on their radar as an investment destination; and we have a better understanding of the issues that need to be addressed to achieve our goals. I present a copy of the following paper:

United States delegation—October 2017—Ministerial statement 31 October 2017

and move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Portfolio achievements over the past year

Ministerial statement

MR RAMSAY (Ginninderra—Attorney-General, Minister for Regulatory Services, Minister for the Arts and Community Events and Minister for Veterans and Seniors) (11.05): Madam Assistant Speaker, it has been just over one year since the people of Ginninderra gave me the honour of joining this Assembly. It has been a privilege to serve the community as a minister, and to participate in the Labor government’s efforts to ensure that this city keeps getting better for all Canberrans.

Last December, I spoke to this Assembly about my priorities as Attorney-General. As I said in my inaugural speech, and I will continue to say, with the privilege of appointment to the ministry comes a responsibility to ensure that those who are marginalised are fully included in society. The true measure of my work over the past year is how it has contributed to building a city where everyone belongs, everyone is valued and everyone can participate.

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