The morning will begin with the Minister for Higher Education, Training and Research making a ministerial statement in response to recommendation 10 of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts’ Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2016-2017. This will be followed by the Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion making a ministerial statement on the ACT Volunteering Statement and Action Plan 2018-2021.
Five bills are then scheduled for presentation including the Animal Diseases Amendment Bill 2018 and the Stock Amendment Bill 2018. Followed by the Prostitution Amendment Bill 2018 and the Work Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2018. The final bill for presentation will be the Senior Practitioner Bill 2018.
A motion will then be moved proposing that the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services inquire into and report on the delivery of high quality maternity services. The Chair of the Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs will make a statement relating to Petition 25-17, ACT Safe and Inclusive Schools. The Chair of the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services will then make two statements, the first relating to the inquiry into a proposed mammal emblem for the ACT, followed by a second statement relating to the inquiry into nature in our city. The final statement will be made by the Chair of the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services relating to the inquiry into the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the ACT.
Debate on the Ombudsman Amendment Bill 2018 will resume, and if passed, will expand the scope of the Reportable Conduct Scheme to include institutions that provide spiritual care and pastoral activities. The Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2018 will then be debated, which if passed, will amend the Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008 and the Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008.
Question Time will take place at 2.30 pm and be interrupted at 3:00 pm to resume debate on the Appropriation Bill 2018-2019 and the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2018-2019 and allow for the Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Greens to make their budget reply speeches.
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.
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