Media release - Public hearings on the COVID-19 pandemic response - Friday 8 May


MEDIA RELEASE

Public hearing on the COVID-19 pandemic response

The Select Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic response will continue its public hearings into the ACT Government’s health and financial response and any other matter relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Friday 8 May 2020 the Committee will hear from the following witnesses:

  • ACT Shelter

Mr Travis Gilbert, CEO

10.00am–10.20am

  • Safe Shelter

Mr Richard Griffiths, Safe Shelter Coordinating Committee

10.20am-10.40am

  • Early Morning Centre

Ms Nicole Wiggins, Director

10.40am-11.00am

  • Tenants’ Union

Mr Charlie Faulder

11.00am-11.20am

BREAK 11.20am – 11.30am

  • Australian Hotels Association

Mr Anthony Brierley, General Manager

11.30am-11.50am

  • Restaurant and Catering Australia

Mr Wes Lambert, CEO

Mr Tom Green, Manager of Policy and Government

11.50am-12.10pm

  • Clubs ACT

Mr Gwyn Rees

12.10pm-12.30pm

BREAK 12.30pm – 12.40pm

  • United Workers Union

Ms Grace Flanagan, ACT/NSW Political Organiser

12.40pm-1.00pm

  • Dr David Marshall, Chair, Canberra Region Tourism Leaders Forum and   Canberra Region Tourism Leaders Advisory Forum

1.00pm-1.20pm

  • Canberra Convention Bureau

Mr Michael Matthews, CEO

1.20pm-1.40pm

BREAK 1.40pm – 1.50pm

  • National Capital Attractions Association

Dr Naomi Dale, President

1.50pm-2.10pm

  • Cultural Attractions of Australia

Mr Noel Langdon, Founding Director and Secretary

2.10pm-2.30pm

The Committee will hold weekly public hearings, alternating between ACT Government officials and community groups, virtually via videoconference and live streamed to the public. The hearings can be viewed from the Assembly on Demand website.

The Select Committee was established by the Legislative Assembly on 2 April to provide oversight to the ACT Government’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The resolution establishing the Committee is available on the Committee’s website.

For further information please contact the Committee Secretary on (02) 6205 0129 or by email at: LACommitteeCOVID19@parliament.act.gov.au.

Thursday 7 May 2020

STATEMENT ENDS