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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 8 Hansard (25 June) . . Page.. 2111..


PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT - STANDING COMMITTEE
Inquiry - Auditor-General's Report No. 5 of 1996 -
Management of Former Sheep Dip Sites

MR WOOD (4.57): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move a motion to refer Auditor-General's Report No. 5 of 1996 to the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment and to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR WOOD: Mr Speaker, I move:

That, notwithstanding the resolution of 9 March 1995 relating to the terms of reference of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Auditor-General's Report No. 5 of 1996 entitled "Management of Former Sheep Dip Sites" be referred to the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment for examination and report.

Mr Speaker, in part, the Auditor-General's report comments on matters that arose during my administration. Obviously, in the discussion of that, I should withdraw from the committee. However, I would point out that the other two members of that committee are also members of Mr Moore's Planning and Environment Committee. Mr Moore wrote to me, asking for a joint look at that Auditor-General's report. I have suggested instead that the matter be simply referred to his committee. I think that is an appropriate way to go through that process. Both committees have considered this and have agreed to that process.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

REFUGEE WEEK

MR KAINE (4.59): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move a motion relating to Refugee Week.

Leave granted.

MR KAINE: I move:

That the Assembly supports Refugee Week and notes the contribution that refugees have made to the ACT community.

Mr Speaker, members will know that this week is Refugee Week in the ACT. Refugee Week consists of a number of activities that have been put together to remember the tribulations of refugees to this country and to celebrate their achievements since they have arrived here. The week began yesterday morning, when the Chief Minister launched the week. Members will know that there was a reception here at the Assembly last night.


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