Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (30 August) . . Page.. 3741..
MR QUINLAN (continuing):
We have had inquiries such as the inquiry into the purchaser/provider system and its implementation in the ACT. We have monitored the probity process in the creation of the ActewAGL joint venture. There have been a couple of self-referrals that I can think of off the top of my head such as the capital works report that I delivered just today and the TransACT hearing that we had in recent times and which I think is serving the public interest.
It has not simply been a case of volume for our committee; it has been a case of addressing consistently complex issues. To that end, as chairman of the committee I would like to record my thanks to the other members of the committee, Mr Cornwell and Mr Kaine, and to the committee staff who have served us during the various inquiries that were conducted. The committee did not present pro forma reports-generally they have all been unique in nature. Reports can be a burden but the committee was excited about the satisfaction it gained from this process. I can inform the house that I have very much enjoyed my role as chairman of our public accounts committee and I wish whoever assumes that role in the next Assembly the same degree of satisfaction.
Justice and Community Safety-Standing Committee
Report No 18
MR OSBORNE (11.36): I present the following report:
Justice and Community Safety (incorporating the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)-Standing Committee-Report No 18-The Commission for Integrity in Government Bill 1999, dated 29 August 2001, together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings.
I ask for leave to move a motion.
MR OSBORNE: I move:
That the report be authorised for publication.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
MR OSBORNE: I move:
That the report be noted.
The committee has made some recommendations. Mr Kaine will probably speak a little bit longer than me on the issue. In conducting this inquiry, we travelled around and had a look at different agencies in New South Wales. Although the committee did not recommend that we go ahead with the original bill, I think there was general consensus within the committee that we could do things better and that there could be a point of call for people who felt they had a grievance.