Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (12 December) . . Page.. 4777..
MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
MR OSBORNE (10.32): I move:
(1) notwithstanding the resolution of the Assembly of 9 March 1995 establishing general purpose standing committees, this Assembly refer the proposed restructuring of the Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services (ACTES) to the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs for inquiry and report by the first sitting day in May 1997, with particular reference to the effect that this will have on the Services':
(a) operational capabilities;
(b) roles, management, training and responsibilities of volunteers and staff;
(c) efficiency and management (including equipment);
(d) operational budget; and
(e) any other related matter;
(2) no structural changes are implemented until such time as the report is presented to the Assembly.