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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 210..

MR STANHOPE (continuing):

submission of high quality digital data and ongoing relationships with other jurisdictions.

A Training and Tertiary Education Legislation Amendment Bill will also repeal the Vocational Education and Training Act and amend the Tertiary Accreditation and Registration Act. This is in line with the government's announcement on the establishment of the new Skills Commission and will implement a 2006-07 budget recommendation.

I have outlined just a few of the initiatives proposed in the autumn 2007 legislation program. The program maintains the government's work in ensuring good governance and protecting the future interests of Canberrans. I seek the cooperation of all members in the timely consideration of these bills. I commend the program to the Assembly.


Mr Stanhope presented the following paper:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 15-Instrument directing a transfer of funds between output classes within the Shared Services Centre, including a statement of reasons-revised version.

Cultural Facilities Corporation

Paper and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra-Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Minister for the Arts): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Cultural Facilities Corporation Act, pursuant to subsection 15 (2)-Cultural Facilities Corporation-Quarterly report 2006-2007 (1 July to 30 September 2006).

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

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: As members are aware, the Cultural Facilities Corporation delivers a range of arts and cultural programs and services for access by the ACT community, at a number of key cultural venues. Under the Cultural Facilities Corporation Act, the Cultural Facilities Corporation is required to provide quarterly reports on its activities. I am pleased to say that the corporation has completed its report for the first quarter, being the period 1 July to 30 September, and I present this report for information.

From the first quarter report, members can see that the corporation delivered a diverse range of programs and activities for the benefit of the ACT community. Overall, over 120,000 attended the corporation's facilities during the quarter, which provides an

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