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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 2 Hansard (17 February) . . Page.. 592..


MR HARGREAVES (continuing):

Finally, only properties with separate titles are available for sale. The application form and kit set out the process and the form reflects the policies outlined by me just now. I understand that a copy of the kit has been provided to Mrs Burke's office today.

Public Accounts-Standing Committee

Report 13-government response

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra-Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Environment and Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Public Accounts-Standing Committee-Report 13-Review of Auditor-General's Report No. 4 of 2003-Management of fraud and corruption prevention in the public sector-Government response.

I ask for leave to make a brief statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: Mr Speaker, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts made two recommendations and the government has adopted some aspects of each recommendation. In response to the first recommendation, the government agrees that the Public Sector Management Act 1994 will be amended to incorporate a specific statement about fraud and corruption prevention, including a definition of "values and ethical standards". More detailed requirements for conducting fraud risk assessments and prevention treatments will be contained in subordinate legislation.

In relation to the second recommendation, the government agrees that the state of the service report will report on the extent and cost of fraud and corruption in the public service and the reporting on the cost of fraud will reflect those costs that are readily identifiable.

Papers

Mr Stanhope presented the following paper:

Ministerial Travel Report-1 October to 31 December 2004.

Mr Quinlan presented the following papers:

Financial Management Act-

Pursuant to section 16-Instrument directing a transfer of appropriations relating to the Administrative Arrangements Order of 4 November 2004, including a statement of reasons, dated 16 February 2005.

Pursuant to section 18-Authorisation of Expenditure from the Treasurer's Advance, including a statement of reasons, dated 19 January 2005.


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