ACT Legislative Assembly

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Morning Session

The morning will begin with the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development making a ministerial statement concerning the provision of maintenance services to public housing properties. A number of Government bills are scheduled for presentation commencing with the Tree Protection Amendment Bill 2017. This will be followed by the Planning and Development Amendment Bill 2017, the Casino (Electronic Gaming) Bill 2017, the Crimes (Food or Drink Spiking) Amendment Bill 2017 and the Monitoring of Places of Detention (Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture) Bill 2017. The final bill programmed for presentation is the Statute Law Amendment Bill 2017.

A motion will be moved concerning the settlement of refugees and asylum seekers from Manus Island and Nauru in Canberra.

The chair of the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services will present Report 2 of the committee entitled Inquiry into the employment of people with disabilities followed by the chair of the Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs making a statement relating to the committee’s consideration of statutory appointments for the period 1 January to 30 June 2017.

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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