ACT Legislative Assembly

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Morning Session

The morning will begin with a number of ministerial statements being made starting with the Minister for Police and Emergency Service’s statement providing an update on outlaw motorcycle gangs followed by the Minister for Planning and Land Management’s statement providing a progress update on the Aluminium Composite Panels Working Group. This will be followed by the Minister for Health and Wellbeing making a statement in relation to the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children and the Attorney-General making a statement concerning gaming machines. The final ministerial statement will be made by the Minister for Disability, Children and Youth relating to a review of child placement and care plans.

The Government will then present the Holidays (Reconciliation Day) Amendment Bill 2017.

The chair of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism will make a statement in relation to the committee’s consideration of statutory appointments this will be followed by the chair of the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal making two statements relating to the committee’s consideration of statutory appointments and its inquiry into housing.

The Chief Minister will then move a motion supporting marriage equality.

Debate then resumes on the Appropriation Bill 2017-2018, the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2017-2018, the report of the Select Committee on Estimates 2017-2018 and the Government’s response to that report. These items will be debated cognately.

Afternoon Session

Question Time will take place at 2.30 pm followed by the presentation of papers. Any items not finalised 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

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