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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 7 Hansard (6 June) . . Page.. 2081..


The Assembly voted-

Ayes 2

Noes 11

Ms Dundas

Ms Tucker

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mr Cornwell

Mr Pratt

Mrs Dunne

Mr Quinlan

Ms Gallagher

Mr Smyth

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Stanhope

Mr Humphries

Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

Clause 6 agreed to.

Title agreed to.

Bill agreed to.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Wood ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

University of Canberra

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for Women) (6.48): Mr Speaker, at question time today I took a question without notice from Ms Tucker in relation to the University of Canberra. I might add to that answer. On the basis of advice from the Government Solicitor in relation to the application of the Public Disclosure Act to the university, the chief executive of the department wrote to the ombudsman and the ACT Auditor-General asking them to resolve which agency should deal with the issue and take appropriate action.

The department has written to the university advising that the act applies. The department is currently discussing with relevant agencies whether any further action needs to be taken to avoid any doubt about the application of the act and the ability to undertake appropriate investigations under the act. If there are continuing concerns around the university's compliance, I am prepared to consider declaring the university an instrumentality.

The advice I have, which was advice received on 22 May, is that while the university did not consider that the act applied to them, they would be happy to engage in discussions with the Chief Minister's Department. They advised, however, that the vice-chancellor


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