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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 3 Hansard (28 March) . . Page.. 840..


Motion (by Mr Humphries) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Public Accounts Committee Report - Government Response

MS McRAE (4.57): I would like to raise a matter of concern. I remember hearing Mr Stefaniak say that by the end of this sitting we would have the Government's response to the PAC report on voluntary contributions. I would be greatly appreciative if you would circulate it, Minister. The motion to adjourn has just been moved, and we have not seen it. It is an issue of grave concern to the community. The Minister made a public promise that this report would be circulated. I would very much appreciate a copy of that report, as it is an issue of major concern to the community.

Public Accounts Committee Report - Government Response

MR STEFANIAK (Minister for Education and Training) (4.57): I have no drama with that. In fact, I am amazed that no-one wanted to let me present it today. I was chafing at the bit to do so. I would like to table it.

Mr Humphries: We asked them whether they wanted to go to that item and they said, "No".

MR STEFANIAK: Yes. Get your act together. I table the Government's response to the Public Accounts Committee report on voluntary contributions. I do not appear to have my tabling speech with me. I seek leave to have it incorporated in Hansard. I will get that to your officials at the appropriate time.

Leave granted.

Speech incorporated at Appendix 1.

Canberra Raiders

MR MOORE (4.58): I have a very important issue that I wish to raise. I think many people in Canberra will be delighted that the Canberra Raiders are finally back on the field, although it is under some interesting circumstances indeed. Nevertheless, they are back again. I know that lots of fans will be out there supporting their Canberra team. No doubt people like Mr Osborne and others who have been supportive in the past will be there with them, at least in spirit.

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