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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 7 Hansard (21 June) . . Page.. 2059..

Ayes 8

Noes 5

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Stefaniak

Dr Foskey

Ms MacDonald

Mr Pratt

Ms Gallagher

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Mr Gentleman

Mr Quinlan

Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered that the resumption of the debate be made an order of the day for the next sitting.

Health and Disability—Standing Committee

Report 1

MS MacDONALD (Brindabella) (11.34): I present the following report:

Health and Disability—Standing Committee—Report 1—Report on 2003-2004 Annual and Financial Reports, dated 17 June 2005, 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.

MS MacDONALD: I move:

That the report be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MS MacDONALD: I move:

That the report be noted.

Thank you, Mr Speaker, and I thank members. This first report of the Standing Committee on Health and Disability is not lengthy. It deals with the scrutiny of annual reports and makes no particular recommendations. We looked at the annual financial reports of both the department of health and the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services.

The report talks about the purpose and intent of annual reports and the conduct of inquiry. It then goes into specific areas. It talks about the ACT mental health official visitors annual report 2003, the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services and Healthpact. It goes into the Community and Health Services Complaints Commissioner and ACT Health. At the end we acknowledge the potential impact imposed by the Human Rights and Service Review Commission, or the HRSRC, on the functions, activities, agencies and areas within the disability, housing and community

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