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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY FOR THE


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
2012–2013–2014–2015

NOTICE PAPER

No. 100


WEDNESday, 13 May 2015

The Assembly meets this day at 10 am

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PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Notices

*notice ,1:1 Mr Hanson: To move—That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) in 2011 a Government report noted that current sub-acute hospital facilities are at the limit of their capacity and that the demand for sub-acute care will double by 2022;

(b) in 2011 the Canberra Liberals and the Government worked together in an inquiry by the Legislative Assembly Committee on Health Community and Social Services which recommended that the Government build a new sub-acute hospital on Canberra’s north-side;

(c) in 2011 the Government identified the need for a 200 bed sub-acute hospital for North Canberra in its Options Analysis report;

(d) in January 2012 the Government announced the building of a new sub-acute hospital at the University of Canberra and released a paper “The New North Canberra Hospital” which said it would have 200 beds plus outpatient facilities;

(e) on 3 September 2012 the Canberra Liberals made an election commitment to build a new 200 overnight bed sub-acute University of Canberra Hospital which would open in 2017;

(f) the ACT Government, its MLAs and senior officials have made repeated statements that the hospital would have 200 beds;

(g) on 26 February 2015 the Chief Minister in an answer to a question in the Legislative Assembly said the hospital will “comprise 140 overnight inpatient ...and 75 day places”; and

(h) the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation said that the reduction to 140 beds is a “glaring discrepancy in respect to the ACT Government commitment made in 2011”; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government not to cut 60 overnight beds from the new University of Canberra Hospital. (Notice given 12 May 2015. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on within 8 sitting weeks—standing order 125A).

*notice ,1:2 Mr Hanson: To move—That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that $15.36 million is being stripped from ACT Policing’s budget over four years from 2013-2014;

(b) when news of the decision broke in 2013, the Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) said more than 40 positions could be lost;

(c) the AFPA said the pressure on positions would be compounded in the last two years of the measure;

(d) in September 2013 that City beat police teams were dangerously understaffed with concerns raised by a Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) served on ACT Policing;

(e) that the Chief Police Officer conceded that some positions will need to be “closely examined”, saying the tight fiscal environment presented a challenge in delivering high quality police services;

(f) that there were reports that 18 positions could be cut in the short-term, and more could go in the last stages of the four budget cycle;

(g) that in answer to a QWN on 5 May 2015 the Minister of Police refused to rule out job cuts;

(h) the Chief Executive Officer of the AFPA said "compounding government cuts and pressure on staff numbers is that ACT Policing numbers have fallen to the lowest level of all Australian police forces at 221 per one hundred thousand"; and

(i) the CEO also said "The AFPA calls on the ACT Government to drop the savings measures and ensure ACT Policing staff number are not cut"; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to reinstate the cuts to ACT Policing in the coming ACT budget. (Notice given 12 May 2015. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on within 8 sitting weeks—standing order 125A).

*notice ,1:3 Ms Fitzharris: To move—That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the importance of public transport infrastructure to meet the needs of a growing city;

(b) the importance of the Capital Metro project in tackling congestion and improving land use along Northbourne Avenue;

(c) the importance of industry confidence in the ACT’s infrastructure investment environment;

(d) the concerns raised by the Prime Minister over the threat to the infrastructure investment environment caused by the Canberra Liberals’ position on the Capital Metro project; and

(e) the serious concerns of the infrastructure investment community, in particular the views of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, who have stated “the Canberra Liberals are the only political party in Australia still supporting sovereign risk,” and “the Canberra Liberals should listen to their Liberal colleagues across Federal and state parliaments, who are all opposed to sovereign risk and reverse their position”; and

(2) calls on the Canberra Liberals to reverse their position on Capital Metro and create a stable investment environment to meet the needs of a growing city. (Notice given 12 May 2015. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on within 8 sitting weeks—standing order 125A).

*notice ,1:4 Mr Smyth: To move—That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) the ACT Government failed to capitalise on Canberra’s Centenary celebrations in 2013; and

(b) the ACT tourism sector experienced decreases in: (i) overnight trips; (ii) overnight trip expenditure; (iii) trips to the ACT; (iv) domestic overnight visitations; (v) average per night expenditure; and (vi) tourism investment; and

(2) calls on the Minister for Tourism and Events to report to this Assembly its plan on restoring tourism sector confidence in the ACT by the end of first sitting week in August 2015. (Notice given 12 May 2015. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on within 8 sitting weeks—standing order 125A).

*notice ,1:5 Mr Coe: To move—That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) the Capital Metro Full Business Case (‘the Business Case’) estimates the construction cost of Capital Metro at $783 million;

(b) the Business Case confirms the ACT Government will proceed with light rail via an Availability Public-Private Partnership;

(c) the Business Case contemplates the ability for the ACT Government to make an upfront capital contribution towards the project;

(d) on 19 February this year, the Chief Minister speculated that an upfront capital contribution to Capital Metro may be made from the proceeds of the ACT Government’s selling of ACTTAB as well as public housing stock;

(e) the Availability Public-Private Partnership will require the ACT Government to make periodic payments to a private consortium for the immediate 20 years after light rail is constructed (the annual availability payment); and

(f) the ACT Government has continuously refused to detail the expected value or timing of the availability payment; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) reveal whether they will make an upfront capital contribution to Capital Metro; and

(b) disclose the revised annual availability payment if such a contribution is made. (Notice given 12 May 2015. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on within 8 sitting weeks—standing order 125A).

*notice ,1:6 Dr Bourke: To move—That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) Canberra’s concentration of outstanding education and research institutions, entrepreneurs, innovative high growth businesses and large multinationals is positioning our city as a globally recognised hub of entrepreneurial success – a clever, connected and creative city that attracts companies, ideas and talent through its innovation and entrepreneurial excellence;

(b) the CBR Innovation Network has been established to provide a network linking businesses and entrepreneurs to services, facilities and stakeholders that will accelerate their innovation and growth;

(c) by integrating, aligning and further developing Canberra’s diverse innovation activities, the Innovation Network will play a major role in accelerating innovation and growth to maximise wealth creation and the transformation of the ACT economy;

(d) twelve regional NSW local councils across the Alpine, Coastal and Southern Tablelands have joined forces with the ACT Government as part of the Canberra Region brand;

(e) the new regional brand will provide an exciting platform upon which local areas can promote their competitive strengths to potential visitors, investors, students, residents and businesses;

(f) the passage of the University of Canberra Amendment Bill 2015 has given the University greater clarity of purpose and authority in creating and pursuing commercial opportunities; and

(g) the expansion of UC’s functions to include cultural, sporting, professional, technical and vocational services to the community; and the commercial development or exploitation of its property, will create a greater range of economic opportunities for the UC, effectively broadening its revenue base and lessening its dependence on Government funding and support; and

(2) calls on the Legislative Assembly to continue to promote economic development in the Canberra region by supporting innovation, regional development opportunities and growth in the higher education sector. (Notice given 12 May 2015. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on within 8 sitting weeks—standing order 125A).



Orders of the day

order of the day ,1:1 Australian Capital Territory (Ministers) Bill 2013: (Mr Hanson): Agreement in principle—Resumption of debate (from 5 June 2013—Mr Barr).

order of the day ,1:2 Payroll Tax Amendment Bill 2013: (Mr Smyth): Agreement in principle—Resumption of debate (from 7 August 2013—Mr Rattenbury).

order of the day ,1:3 LIGHT RAIL NETWORK PROJECT—FUTURE OF TREES: Resumption of debate (from 11 February 2015—Mr Rattenbury) on the motion of Mr Coe—That this Assembly:

(1) notes a Tree Inventory Report completed for the ACT Government found that:

(a) there were 531 Eucalyptus elata trees located within the median strip between Alinga and Mouat Streets on Northbourne Avenue;

(b) 75% of these trees exhibited good or fair health; and

(c) 65% of these trees had a useful life expectancy of 20 years or greater;

(2) notes that in order to construct Capital Metro, it is likely all these trees will have to be chopped down; and

(3) calls on the ACT Government to cancel the Capital Metro Light Rail project. (Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on within 3 sitting weeks—standing order 152A).

order of the day ,1:4 BELCONNEN—URBAN AMENITY: Resumption of debate (from 18 February 2015—Ms Burch) on the motion of Mrs Dunne—That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the general poor state of urban maintenance in Belconnen, including:

(i) long grass;

(ii) weed infested median strips;

(iii) unkempt parks;

(iv) cracked and dangerous paths;

(v) the dilapidated state of many shopping centres; and

(vi) the build up of combustible material in urban open spaces; and

(b) the steady increase in rates for Belconnen residents; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to reprioritise the upkeep of the urban amenity of Belconnen.

And on the amendment moved by Mr Rattenbury—Omit all words after paragraph (1), substitute:

(a) that hard working Territory and Municipal Services staff and contractors work in all conditions to maintain the ACT’s parks and public places, including through the recent exceptional growing season in Belconnen;



(b) the ACT Government’s continued investment in maintaining and improving Canberra’s shopping centres, parks, playgrounds, lakes and wetlands in all parts of Canberra, including Belconnen; and

(c) that the quality of the environment and services were contributing factors to Canberra being selected by the Organisation for Economic Development as the best place in the world to live.”. (Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on within 4 sitting weeks—standing order 152A).

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EXECUTIVE BUSINESS

Notice

notice ,1:1 Ms Burch: To move—That this Assembly:

(1) notes the:

(a) recent Australian Government cuts to Community Support program and the detrimental impact it has had on Family Day Care in the ACT;

(b) impact the continued uncertainty over Australian Government policy is having on ACT families and the need for greater clarity;

(c) inconsistent approaches the Australian Government is taking between Family Day Care providers and nannies in relation to qualifications and compliance measures;

(d) need to ensure consistent high quality in early childhood education and care;

(e) 94% growth in the number of long day care places since 2001, including an anticipated 1200 places in the 12 months from October 2014; and

(f) ACT Government’s consistent support of the early childhood education sector through land release, targeted capital funding for centre expansions and scholarships for the workforce; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) work with the Australian Government to ensure any changes to early childhood education and care policy allow all families to access affordable and high quality early childhood education;

(b) support the early childhood education and care sector to ensure all Canberra families have access to affordable high quality services; and

(c) work with the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments to ensure consistent expectation in regards to qualifications and compliance in early childhood education and care. (Notice given 6 May 2015. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on within 7 sitting weeks—standing order 125A).

Orders of the day

order of the day ,1:1 Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Amendment Bill 2014: (Chief Minister): Agreement in principle—Resumption of debate (from 26 March 2015—Mr Rattenbury).

order of the day ,1:2 Monitoring of Places of Detention (Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture) Bill 2013: (Attorney-General): Agreement in principle—Resumption of debate (from 21 March 2013).

order of the day ,1:3 Public Sector Bill 2014: (Chief Minister): Agreement in principle—Resumption of debate (from 27 November 2014—Mr Hanson).

4 Board of Senior Secondary Studies Amendment Bill 2015: (Minster for Education and Training): Agreement in principle—Resumption of debate (from 7 May 2015—Mr Doszpot).

5 Children and Young People Amendment Bill 2015 (No 2): (Minister for Children and Young People): Agreement in principle—Resumption of debate (from 7 May 2015—Mr Smyth).

6 financial management act—CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL REPORT—DECEMBER QUARTER 2012—PAPER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF PAPER: Resumption of debate (from 14 February 2013—Mr Smyth) on the motion of Mr Barr—That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

7 CLOSING THE GAP REPORT 2013—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF PAPER: Resumption of debate (from 8 August 2013—Mr Wall) on the motion of Mr Rattenbury—That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

8 GROWTH, DIVERSIFICATION AND JOBS—A BUSINESS development STRATEGY FOR THE ACT—2013 IMPLEMENTATION REPORT—PAPER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF PAPER: Resumption of debate (from 17 September 2013—Mr Smyth) on the motion of Mr Barr—That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

9 review of the electricty feed-in (renewable energy premium) act 2008—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF PAPER: Resumption of debate (from 17 March 2015—Mr Coe) on the motion of Mr Corbell—That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

10 TEACHING QUALITY—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF PAPER: Resumption of debate (from 5 May 2015—Mr Doszpot) on the motion of Ms Burch—That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

*11 water safety awareness program—MINISTERIAL STATEMENT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF PAPER: Resumption of debate (from 12 May 2015—Mr Doszpot) on the motion of Ms Burch—That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

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ASSEMBLY BUSINESS

Notice

abnotice ,1:1 Ms Burch: To move—That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the Government has committed to conducting reviews of a number of future reforms of the electronic gaming industry in the ACT, including the benefits of cash input limits;

(b) the cash input limit could be either a limit on the denomination of the note accepted by the machine, the number of notes entered by an individual player, the total value of notes entered by an individual, or a combination of some or all of these options; and

(c) the ACT currently has a $250 ATM daily withdrawal limit in licensed electronic gaming venues and a $20 note machine acceptor limit; and

(2) resolves:

(a) that a Select Committee be established to inquire and report into the appropriateness of regulating cash limits and various options available to government;

(b) that the committee will be comprised of two members of the Government and two members of the Opposition, with proposed members to be nominated to the Speaker by 4 pm this sitting day;

(c) that the chair of the committee is a Government member; and

(d) the committee report by the last sitting day of May 2015 with a response from the Government by the first sitting day of August 2015. (Notice given 10 February 2015. Notice will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on within 3 sitting weeks—standing order 125A).

Orders of the day

aborder of the day ,1:1 Public Accounts—Standing CommitteeREPORT NO. 6—Inquiry into the proposed Appropriation (Loose-fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication) Bill 2014-2015—GOVERNMENT RESPONSE—PAPER—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF PAPER: Resumption of debate (from 4 December 2014—Mr Hanson) on the motion of Mr Barr—That the Assembly take note of the paper. (Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on within 3 sitting weeks—standing order 152A.)

aborder of the day ,1:2 Justice and community safety—Standing CommitteeREPORT NO. 4—Inquiry into sentencing—REPORT—MOTION TO TAKE NOTE OF REPORT: Resumption of debate (from 24 March 2015—Mr Corbell) on the motion of Mr Doszpot—That the Assembly take note of the report. (Order of the day will be removed from the Notice Paper unless called on within 6 sitting weeks—standing order 152A.)

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Last sitting day in June 2015

aborder of the day ,1:3 Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services—Standing CommitteeTABLE,"Committee Name","Committee Name.Name — Committee","Chair",0,0:: Presentation of report on the exposure draft of the Drugs of Dependence (Cannabis Use for Medical Purposes) Amendment Bill 2014 and related discussion paper, pursuant to order of the Assembly of 7 August 2014.



Last sitting day in September 2015

aborder of the day ,1:4 Public Accounts—Standing CommitteeTABLE,"Committee Name","Committee Name.Name — Committee","Chair",0,0:: Presentation of report on elements impacting on the future of the ACT clubs sector pursuant to order of the Assembly of 26 March 2015.

5 JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY—Standing CommitteeTABLE,"Committee Name","Committee Name.Name — Committee","Chair",0,0:: Presentation of report on Human Rights Amendment Bill 2015 pursuant to order of the Assembly of 7 May 2015.

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EXECUTIVE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS

Order of the day

order of the day ,1:1 Planning and Development (Call-in Power) Amendment Bill 2014: (Mr Rattenbury) Agreement in principle—Resumption of debate (from 18 September 2014—Ms Berry).

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Referred to Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety on

7 May 2015

Human Rights Amendment Bill 2015: (Attorney-General): Agreement in principle—Resumption of debate (from 26 March 2015—Mr Hanson).

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QUESTIONS ON NOTICE

On the first sitting day of a period of sittings a complete Notice Paper is published containing all unanswered questions. On subsequent days, only new and redirected or revised questions are included on the Notice Paper.


Unanswered questions
391, 405-423.
New questions

(30 days expires 12 June 2015)

*424 MR SMYTH: To ask the Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations—In relation to ACT Workers Compensation:



  1. What was the Comcare insurance premium paid by the ACT Government for each of the following financial years: (a) 2013-2014; (b) 2012-2013;
    (c) 2011 2012; (d) 2010-2011; and (e) 2009-2010.

  2. How many ACT public sector workers (FTEs) were covered by Comcare for each of the following financial years: (a) 2013-2014; (b) 2012-2013;
    (c) 2011-2012; (d) 2010-2011; and (e) 2009-2010.

  3. What was the total wages and salaries bill used for calculation of the ACT Government’s Comcare workers compensation premium for each of the following financial years: (a) 2013-2014; (b) 2012-2013; (c) 2011-2012;
    (d) 2010-2011; and (e) 2009-2010.

  4. What are the categories of injuries (or mechanism of incidents) and the percentage of accepted claims against each category made by ACT public sector workers for each of the following financial years: (a) 2013-2014;
    (b) 2012-2013; (c) 2011-2012; (d) 2010-2011; and (e) 2009-2010.

  5. What is the average estimated cost per claim for each of the injury categories noted above for each of the following financial years: (a) 2013-2014;
    (b) 2012-2013; (c) 2011-2012; (d) 2010-2011; and (e) 2009-2010.

  6. What enforcement activity (number and type) has Worksafe ACT taken in relation to ACT Government directorates for each of the following financial years: (a) 2013-2014; (b) 2012-2013; (c) 2011-2012; (d) 2010-2011; and
    (e) 2009-2010.

  7. What enforcement activity (number and type) has Worksafe ACT taken in relation to private employers in the ACT for each of the following financial years: (a) 2013-2014; (b) 2012-2013; (c) 2011-2012; (d) 2010-2011; and (e) 2009-2010.

  8. What are the administrative costs (including staff costs) of Worksafe ACT for each of the following financial years: (a) 2013-2014; (b) 2012-2013;
    (c) 2011-2012; (d) 2010-2011; and (e) 2009-2010.

  9. What was the return to work rate for ACT Government employees for each of the following financial years: (a) 2013-2014; (b) 2012-2013; (c) 2011-2012; (d) 2010-2011; and (e) 2009-2010.

  10. Will the ACT Government refer this policy change to a Legislative Assembly Committee so that the likely impact of any proposed changes can be comprehensively assessed.

*425 MR SMYTH: To ask the Minister for Economic Development—In relation to the Pop-Up Village:

  1. How much was this project budgeted for.

  2. What was the total cost of this project.

  3. What is the schedule for the planned phases for this project.

  4. What are the Government’s revenue projections for this project.


T Duncan

Clerk of the Legislative Assembly

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GOVERNMENT TO RESPOND TO PETITIONS

(in accordance with standing order 100)

By 15 May 2015

Narrabundah, Section 34 Blocks 12 and 13—CZ6 zoning—Minister for Planning—Petition lodged by Mr Doszpot (Pet 1-15)



By 4 August 2015

Giralang—Shops—Minister for Planning—Petition lodged by Mr Coe (Pet 3-15)



By 6 August 2015

Dickson—Shopping Centre Development—Minister for Planning—Petition lodged by


Mr Rattenbury (Pet 4-15)

By 6 August 2015

Dickson—Shopping Centre Development—Minister for Planning—Petition lodged by


Mr Rattenbury (Pet 5-15)

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COMMITTEES

Unless otherwise shown, appointed for the life of the Eighth Assembly. The dates of the amendments to the committees’ resolution of appointment are reflected, but not changes in the membership.



Standing

Pursuant to standing order



ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE: (Formed 6 November 2012): The Speaker (Chair), Dr Bourke, Mr Rattenbury, Mr Smyth.

Pursuant to resolution



Education, Training and Youth Affairs: (Formed 27 November 2012): Ms Porter (Chair), Mr Coe, Mr Doszpot, Ms Fitzharris.

Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services: (Formed 27 November 2012): Dr Bourke (Chair), Ms Fitzharris, Ms Lawder, Mr Wall.

Justice and Community Safety: (Formed 27 November 2012): Mr Doszpot (Chair), Dr Bourke, Mr Hanson, Ms Porter.

Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services: (Formed 27 November 2012): Ms Fitzharris (Chair), Dr Bourke, Mr Coe, Mr Wall.

Public Accounts: (Formed 27 November 2012): Mr Smyth (Chair), Ms Fitzharris, Ms Lawder, Ms Porter.

Select

estimates 2015-2016 (Formed 19 February 2015): Mr Smyth (Chair), Dr Bourke, Ms Fitzharris, Ms Lawder.

Dissolved

AMENDMENTS TO THE ELECTORAL ACT 1992 (Formed 20 March 2014): Mr Gentleman, (Chair), Mr Coe, Mr Rattenbury. (Released 30 June 2014; presented 5 August 2014)

estimates 2013-2014: (Formed 28 February 2013): Mr Hanson (Chair), Dr Bourke, Mr Gentleman, Mr Smyth. (Presented 6 August 2013)

estimates 2014-2015 (Formed 27 February 2014): Mr Smyth (Chair), Ms Berry, Mrs Jones, Ms Porter. (Presented 5 August 2014)

regional development: (Formed 28 February 2013): Ms Berry (Chair), Ms Porter, Mr Smyth, Mr Wall. (Presented 27 February 2014)

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* Notifications to which an asterisk (*) is prefixed appear for the first time
www.parliament.act.gov.au/assembly/notices.asp


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