ACT Legislative Assembly

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Morning Session

The Assembly meets at 10 am and will begin with the chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts presenting the committee’s report No 4 Methodology for determining rates and land tax in strata residences.

The Minister for Health and Wellbeing will make a statement in relation to a delegation to New Zealand in August 2018. The Minister for Planning and Land Management will then make a ministerial statement providing the Government response to the ACT Housing Choices Collaboration Hub recommendations. The Minister for Employment and Workplace Safety will then make a ministerial statement regarding the outcomes from the Inquiry into the Extent, Nature and Consequence of Insecure Work in the ACT by the Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs.

A motion will be moved by the Deputy Chief Minister relating to the arrival to Canberra of representatives of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons on the Nobel Peace Ride.

Presentation of three Government bills will occur beginning with the Statute Law Amendment Bill 2018 followed by the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2018. The final bill for presentation will be the Sentencing Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.

A statement will be made by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs in relation to the Committee’s inquiry into standardised testing in ACT schools. A motion will be moved in relation to amending the Assembly’s committee structures followed by a motion relating to the request for documents from Icon Water Limited.

Debate will then resume on two Government Bills beginning with the Civil Law (Wrongs) (Child Abuse Claims Against Unincorporated Bodies) Amendment Bill 2018 followed by the Courts and Other Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (No 2).

Afternoon Session

Question Time will take place at 2.30 pm followed by the presentation of papers. A matter of public importance will then be discussed.

Any items not dealt with during the morning session may then be debated.

Please note that the items listed are issued for guidance only and are subject to change.


Ground Floor, Legislative Assembly, 196 London Circuit, Canberra

A copy of the 2018 sitting pattern is available for download. Alternatively, please contact the Assembly on 6205 0173 to obtain a copy.

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