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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 4 Hansard (24 March) . . Page.. 1159..


MR SMYTH (continuing):

Mr Speaker, and certainly something dear to the heart of the volunteers. There is a section dealing with the ESA that starts on page 39 and has a recommendation on page 41:

The Committee recommends that the 2009-10 ACT budget provide funds for the planning and relocation and construction of the Tidbinbilla Rural Fire Service.

The shed being referred to here is a donated shed. It is 40 years old. It stands on private ground and it does not look like it has had much work done on it recently. It is important that they receive those funds.

Mr Speaker, on page 53 there is an entire chapter on questions, not answers. We have asked questions and we would like those questions answered and we should have them answered. I thank my colleagues also for their efforts in putting this report together. In particular, I thank Andrea Cullen, the secretary, for her excellent work and her timely work in getting it to us so that we could debate it on this day.

Recommendation 16 states:

The Committee recommends that the Legislative Assembly pass the Appropriation Bill 2008-09 (No 3).

I think it is important to get this money out quickly if we are going to see any results at all this financial year.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 4

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 4, dated 23 March 2009, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report 4 contains the committee's comments on three bills, 23 pieces of subordinate legislation, six government responses and one private member's response. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting, and I commend the report to the Assembly.

Climate Change, Environment and Water—Standing Committee

Report 1

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Convenor, ACT Greens) (10.31): I present the following report:


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