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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 1525..


We have experimented with the committee process......always

with the aim of better informing ourselves about the key issues

of whatever it is we are examining:

� we have conducted a public meeting on either side of a

public hearing..... in order for members to become better

acquainted with what the public felt about a proposed

piece of legislation....for example - the Water Resources

Bill;

� we have been briefed.....in public by officials on four

matters that were not actual inquiries ....but which fell

within our resolution of appointment; and

� we have joined with our colleagues on the Standing Committee on Education to learn more about a Government proposal for old Ainslie School.

Other features of our activity over the past year are listed in the

report ......and I commend them to members.

Mr Speaker I want to make just two more points.

The first is to say a sincere thank-you to my colleagues on the

committee ....including Mr Berry who was with us for two

months.

The second is to remark that .....while it may be a little unusual

for a committee of this parliament to present a report like this

one.....it is all part of the accountability process.

My colleagues and I consider that the work that we do on the

Urban Services committee matters .....and that we should be

learning all the time about how to improve what we do in this

place .....so that we may better serve our community.

Thank you members thank you Mr Speaker.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

URBAN SERVICES - STANDING COMMITTEE

Report on Placement of Movable Signs in Public Places - Code of Practice

MR HIRD (5.52): Mr Speaker, I present Report No. 25 of the Standing Committee on Urban Services, entitled "Code of practice for the placement of movable signs in public places", together with a copy of the extracts of minutes of proceedings. I move:

That the report be noted.


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