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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 6 Hansard (5 May) . . Page.. 1855..

MRS DUNNE (continuing):

and variances in performance measures, and including discussion of challenges and difficulties faced by the agency.

That message is not really as clear as I would have liked and I am using this opportunity to expand and amplify it. It was the practice of the planning and environment committee of the previous Assembly, under both of its chairs, to report on the failure of agencies to report warts and all. There was a clear failure in, especially, the department of education's annual report to report warts and all. It was a very difficult year for the department of education and all the difficulties in the department of education were fairly much glossed over. There were passing references to changes at the helm, but there was no discussion and no analysis in any way of what went wrong in the department of education.

The Auditor-General has spoken at length in previous reports about the importance of what I would call and I think the Auditor-General called warts-and-all reporting. It is certainly not yet happening in the annual reports of education and related portfolios and we would like to see it in the future.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee

Report 8

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (11.46): I present the following report:

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee-Report 8-Inquiry into Referred Annual and Financial Reports 2003-2004, dated 4 May 2005, including additional comments (Mr Seselja), together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to move a motion authorising the report for publication.

Leave granted.


That the report be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


That the report be noted.

I have tabled in the Assembly today the report of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment on annual reports for the calendar years 2003 and 2004 and the financial year 2003-04. Those annual and financial reports were presented to the Legislative Assembly on 7 December 2004 and referred to the standing committees for inquiry and report. The Standing Committee on Planning and Environment is responsible for reports from the ACT Planning and Land Authority, the ACT Land Development

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