Cabinet decision summary for the week of 29 October 2018
Cabinet date: Monday, 29 October 2018
Proposal for off-site pill testing at the Spilt Milk festival
Minute number: 18/675/CAB
Cabinet agreed that the pill testing working group should formally consider the potential development of pill testing services outside the music festival environment in the ACT, with the outcome of this consideration to be provided to Cabinet in 2019.
Gaming and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
Minute number: 18/411/CAB
Cabinet agreed the Attorney General present the Gaming and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 in the Legislative Assembly. The Bill provides the legislative framework for the Pathway to 4,000 Gaming Machine Authorisations, and provides for an increased contribution rate, and reforms to the existing community contributions scheme that improve the effectiveness of the current gaming machine community contributions scheme and enhance its community benefit. The Bill also provides for a number of other amendments to gaming legislation.
ACT Skilled Migration Program Review
Minute number: 18/558/CAB
Cabinet agreed to the ACT Skilled Migration 190 Nomination program. The ACT Government has undertaken a review of the policy and program settings of the ACT Nomination process for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190). The proposed policy to revise the ACT Skilled Migration Subclass 190 Visa program, informed by the review, will establish a fair and sustainable skilled migration nomination program that continues to address ACT interests.
Non-Government Schools - Education Funding
Minute number: 18/528/CAB
Cabinet agreed to align with the new Commonwealth funding model for education and agreed an approach to future ACT Government funding for non-government schools.
Government Response to the ACT Audit Office Report No. 9 of 2018 – ACT Health’s management of allegations of misconduct and complaints about inappropriate workplace behaviour
Minute number: 18/503/CAB
Cabinet agreed the Minister for Health and Wellbeing table the Government Response to the ACT Audit Office Report No. 9 of 2018 – ACT Health’s management of allegations of misconduct and complaints about inappropriate workplace behaviour in the ACT Legislative Assembly.
East Gungahlin School - Site Selection
Minute number: 18/474/CAB
Cabinet agreed to identify a location for a school to respond to continuing student enrolment demand from Gungahlin and future demand from within the City Gateway precinct. Further work will be undertaken to confirm the location of a site.
Kippax Group Centre Master Plan
Minute number: 18/543/CAB
Cabinet agreed to the Kippax Group Centre Master Plan.
National Waste Policy 2018
Minute number: 18/618/CAB
Cabinet agreed in-principle to the 2018 National Waste Policy including the policy’s six high-level national targets.
ACT Language Services Policy
Minute number: 18/365/CAB
Cabinet agreed to the ACT Language Services Policy which provides an overarching framework for ACT Government’s key directions and priorities in relation to addressing language barriers.
Ministerial Statement: Courts Public Private Partnership Project Update
Minute number: 18/659/CAB
Cabinet agreed the Attorney-General make a Statement in the ACT Legislative Assembly on the Courts Project Update. Under the requirements of the ACT Government Cabinet Handbook, no Triple Bottom Line Assessment was required for this item.
Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 (No 2)
Minute number: 18/391/CAB
Cabinet agreed the Attorney-General present the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 (No 2) in the ACT Legislative Assembly. The Triple Bottom Line Assessment was considered by Cabinet on 11 September 2018 (18/390/CAB – Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2018 (No 2) - policy approval) as part of the policy approval.
Ministerial Statement: Outcomes of Greyhound Industry Transition
Minute number: 18/499/CAB
Cabinet agreed the Minister for Business and Regulatory Services make a statement to the ACT Legislative Assembly on the outcomes of greyhound industry transition support. Under the requirements of the ACT Government Cabinet Handbook, no Triple Bottom Line Assessment was required for this item.
Ministerial Statement: Report on the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit (UK) and Global Climate Action Summit (US) - September 2018
Minute number: 18/601/CAB
Cabinet agreed the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability make a Statement to the ACT Legislative Assembly on the Report on the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit (UK) and Global Climate Action Summit (US) - September 2018. Under the requirements of the ACT Government Cabinet Handbook, no Triple Bottom Line Assessment was required for this item.
Cabinet endorsed the below appointments.
- Member to the Public Trustee and Guardian Investment Board (Minute number 18/620/CAB)
- Legal Aid Review Committee Appointments (Minute number 18/346/CAB)