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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 10 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3893..


MRS BURKE (continuing):

Porter. All in all, we have been a fairly good committee that has worked together in a cohesive way. I think we have come up with some good things during the life of this Assembly. I commend this report to the Assembly.

MS MacDONALD (Brindabella) (11.38), in reply: I thank my colleagues on the committee for their contributions this morning and also for their assistance in getting this report together. I failed when I presented the report to thank Lydia Chung and Demelza-Rose Gale—Demelza-Rose for research and Lydia for administrative support. Of course, I also thank Grace Concannon, the committee secretary, for having got this report together in what was actually a reasonably short time frame. We only resolved to have this inquiry in February. With everything else that goes on, we really had less than six months to get the report together.

As this is the last report that I am presenting to the Assembly as chair of this committee and as a member of this place, I would also like to place on the record my thanks to Mrs Burke and Ms Porter for their assistance. I think Mrs Burke is quite correct. The committee has worked fairly well together. I think that the work that gets done by committees is one of the things that is overlooked outside this place.

Generally this is done in a fairly cooperative spirit in spite of the fact that we all come to the committees with differing views on many different issues. We usually work fairly well together. That is important work that often gets overlooked. I know that government departments look at the committee reports when they come out and that they do make a difference. I think that is important. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 18

DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (11.41): I present the following report:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 18—Review of Auditor-General's Report No 4 of 2007: Regulation of ACT Liquor Licences, dated 27 August 2008, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

This is the last of the work that has occurred in the public accounts committee. The committee has been very busy. I note that it is report 18. That means that we have produced more than four reports each year. Some of them have been quite substantive. I definitely put the Rhodium report in that category. I put the courts admin report in that category.

This particular inquiry into the regulation of ACT liquor licences was done in quite a short time. It is one the few reports that we managed to complete with the one


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