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With only 35 affected properties remaining privately owned now, and this number expected to decrease substantially before the bill takes effect on 1 July 2020, these changes will apply to very few households across Canberra.

This does not, however, diminish the importance of these measures. These community safety initiatives, increased AMP obligations, restrictions on building works and restrictions on future occupation of affected properties, all aim to protect members of our community, tradespeople, care workers, visitors and renters from the risk of exposure to loose-fill asbestos while, as far as practical, balancing the needs of current owners and occupiers. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Wall) adjourned to the next sitting.

Estimates 2020-2021—Select Committee


MR WALL (Brindabella) (11.29): I move:


(1) a Select Committee on Estimates 2020-2021 be appointed to examine the expenditure proposals contained in the Appropriation Bill 2020-2021, the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2020-2021 and any revenue estimates proposed by the Government in the 2020-2021 Budget and prepare a report to the Assembly;

(2) the Committee be composed of:

(a) one Member to be nominated by the Government;

(b) one Member to be nominated by the Opposition; and

(c) one Member to be nominated by the ACT Greens;

to be notified in writing to the Speaker within two hours of this motion passing; an Opposition Member shall be elected chair of the Committee by the Committee;

(3) funds be provided by the Assembly to permit the engagement of external expertise to work with the Committee to facilitate the analysis of the Budget and the preparation of the report of the Committee;

(4) the Committee is to report by Tuesday, 11 August 2020;

(5) if the Assembly is not sitting when the Committee has completed its inquiry, the Committee may send its report to the Speaker or, in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker, who is authorised to give directions for its printing, publishing and circulation;

(6) for the purpose of taking evidence the following will constitute a quorum:

(a) two members of the Committee; or

(b) one member of the Committee and any other non-executive Member of the Assembly; and

(7) the foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.

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