18 February 2019


Cabinet decision summary for the week of 18 February 2019

Cabinet date: Monday, 18 February 2019

Pill Testing Australia Proposal for Groovin the Moo 2019

Minute number:  18/788/CAB

Cabinet agreed to provide a supportive policy environment for the provision of a pill testing service at the Groovin the Moo music festival in Canberra on 28 April 2019.

Whole of Government Communications & Engagement Plan 2019 & Framework

Minute number:  19/008/CAB

Cabinet agreed to the 2019 Whole of Government Communications & Engagement Plan to provide a clear and transparent forecast of the ACT Government’s priority public information campaigns and engagement activities.

Quarterly Report 2018-19 Whole of Government Capital Works Program – period ending 31 December 2018

Minute number:  18/799/CAB

Cabinet agreed to table the 2018-19 Capital Works Report year to date - 31 December 2018 in the ACT Legislative Assembly.
Under the requirements of the ACT Government Cabinet Handbook, no Triple Bottom Line Assessment was required for this item.

2018-19 Infrastructure Plan Update

Minute number:  18/798/CAB

Cabinet agreed to the public release of the 2018-19 Infrastructure Plan Update.

Strengthening social housing assistance under ACT Housing Strategy: A business case for the growth and renewal of public housing

Minute number:  18/487/CAB

Cabinet agreed to the content of the Asset Management Plan and details of the Growth and Renewal Program for public housing.

ACT Government Submission to the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism Inquiry into Drone Delivery Systems in the ACT

Minute number:  18/790/CAB

Cabinet agreed to the ACT Government submission to the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism’s Inquiry into Drone Delivery Systems in the ACT.

Government Response to Standing Committee Report on Crimes (Consent) Amendment Bill 2018

Minute number:  18/255/CAB

Cabinet agreed to the ACT Government response to the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety Report on the Inquiry into the Crimes (Consent) Amendment Bill 2018. The Government response supports the need to consider changes to ACT sexual consent laws in order to improve criminal justice outcomes for people who experience sexual assault, and supports the importance of promoting positive social and cultural understandings of consent to help ensure safe and respectful relationships in the ACT community.

Endorsement of the Submission of the ACT’s Water Resource Plan to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority for assessment and accreditation

Minute number:  18/627/CAB

Cabinet agreed to endorse the ACT water resource plan for submission to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority for assessment and submission for accreditation by the Commonwealth.

Age Friendly Canberra – A Vision for our City

Minute number:  18/572/CAB

Cabinet agreed to the release of Age-Friendly Canberra - a Vision for Our City which articulates key principles for ongoing work towards an age-friendly city.

Royal Commission Criminal Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

Minute number:  18/778/CAB

Cabinet agreed to introduce the Royal Commission Criminal Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 in the ACT Legislative Assembly. The Bill implements a number of reforms arising from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.The Triple Bottom Line Assessment was considered by Cabinet on 19 December 2018 (18/695/CAB - Royal Commission Criminal Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2019- Policy Approval) as part of the policy approval.

Appointments

Cabinet endorsed the below appointments.

  • Legal Aid Commission Board (Minute number 18/671/CAB)
  • Liquor Advisory Board (Minute number 19/170/CAB)
  • Under the requirements of the ACT Government Cabinet Handbook, Triple Bottom Line Assessments are not required for appointments.