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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (7 May) . . Page.. 2066..


MR RATTENBURY (continuing):

The other point I wish to make is this, and again Mrs Dunne has touched on this: how do we want to evolve governments in the ACT? I drew out a number of examples of places around the world that have moved beyond the very restrictive interpretation of Westminster government that the Chief Minister gave, and yet their parliaments remain viable entities. I was simply raising a number of examples and directions in which the ACT could evolve that could result in a more open, transparent and accountable form of government, which I am sure the voters of the ACT would appreciate.

That said, the question is that we note this paper. I commend the motion to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Latimer House principles

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (11.45): I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 11 December 2008 referring the Latimer House Principles to the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure for inquiry and report, be amended by omitting "last sitting week in June 2009"and substituting "last sitting week in August 2009".

I simply note that this has been discussed in the committee and all members of the committee felt that this was a suitable amendment in order to enable the committee to have enough time to do its job properly in this inquiry.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee

Report 1

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (11.46): I present the following report:

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee—Report 1—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2007-2008, dated 1 May 2009, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

I will just make a brief statement about the report. The report of the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs makes six recommendations. These recommendations are primarily around the provision of data and information in future annual reports. We look forward to the government's response to the report and to having a collaborative approach to pursuing the report's recommendations. I would like to thank the other members of the committee—Ms Joy Burch, Deputy Chair, and


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