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Burt to unveil group to tackle social issues

David Burt, the Premier, is to announce the formation of a Cabinet Committee on Social Issues today in the House of Assembly.

The group, which first met in February, has been tasked with looking at issues ranging from the living wage, extending paid maternity leave, the mandatory retirement age, seniors' rights, and a unified family court and mediation centre.

The committee is also examining affordable housing, with Mr Burt expected to announce projects to meet the demands identified by a survey launched in March.

The group is to propose new services and care for people with mental health issues.

MPs will also debate changes to healthcare financing as the Health Insurance Amendment Act 2019 comes up for discussion.

Mr Burt will update the House and table a Bill on staffing for the Premier and Leader of the Opposition.

Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the Minister of Public Works, is expected to deliver a statement on King's Wharf in Dockyard, which has undergone extensive repairs.

Zane DeSilva, the transport minister, will table a transportation Green Paper and Wayne Caines, the Minister of National Security, will make a statement on changes to the immigration system.

House update: David Burt (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published May 17, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated May 17, 2019 at 8:03 am)

Burt to unveil group to tackle social issues

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