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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008-2009 Week 1 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 87..


Community Inclusion Board—Determination 7 of 2008, dated 9 September 2008.

Full-Time Holders of Public Offices—General President and Appeals President, ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal—Determination 17 of 2008, dated 14 November 2008.

Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly—Determination 8 of 2008, dated 9 September 2008.

Tidbinbilla/Birrigai Board of Management—Determination 18 of 2008, dated 14 November 2008.

Ministerial appointments and administrative arrangements

Papers and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Administrative arrangements—

Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Ministerial Appointment 2008 (No 1)—Notifiable Instrument NI2008-527 (S4, dated Tuesday 11 November, 2008).

Administrative Arrangements 2008 (No 2)—Notifiable Instrument NI2008-526 (S4, dated Tuesday 11 November, 2008).

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: For the information of members, I table the administrative arrangements I announced on 6 November 2008. I note they were notified on 10 November and presented on 11 November.

The most significant change was the government's decision to create a new Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water. This reflects the importance accorded to these issues by the government and our determination to have dedicated policy advice and program delivery capacity to lead and drive the ACT government's response to the challenges of climate change.

The administrative arrangements also create new transport and corrections ministries and transfer responsibility for certain acts to better align service delivery and accountability for ministers. They also contain a number of housekeeping changes to reflect the passage of legislation in the Sixth Assembly.

Papers

Mr Stanhope presented the following papers, which were circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting:


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