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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (24 November) . . Page.. 4596..


MR GENTLEMAN (continuing):

months is a more than adequate length of time to consider any draft variation, even an important one.

Mrs Dunne: Two working days for the 87-page report?

MR SPEAKER: Order, Ms Dunne! Mr Seselja is already on a warning. I am happy to add others to the list.

MR GENTLEMAN: Six months to come to a position on this variation and six months to bring your thoughts and ideas back to the committee for discussion.

Mr Stanhope: Six months!

MR SPEAKER: Order, Chief Minister! That will include you, I am afraid.

MR GENTLEMAN: Once again, as Mr Seselja suspects I will, I call on him to work with the committee as a member of this Assembly and scrutinise the government for the benefit of the greater community. A bipartisan approach should be taken to the committee process. If Mr Seselja cannot do this, maybe he should consider allowing another member of the opposition to take on his role in the committee. If he cannot do the work, he should hand it over to someone who can. Instead of whingeing about the work and whining about the timelines, just get on with the job at hand. Do some work. Get stuck into it, Mr Seselja, the rest of us do. I commend this report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Public Accounts-Standing Committee

Report 4

MR MULCAHY (Molonglo) (12.03): I present the following report:

Public Accounts-Standing Committee-Report 4-Auditor-General's Report No 10 2004-2003-2004 Financial Audits, dated 2 November 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.

MR MULCAHY: I move:

That the report be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MR MULCAHY: I move:

That the report be noted.

I am pleased to speak to report 4 of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Review of Auditor-General's report 10 of 2004: 2003-04 Financial Audits. This report was


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