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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 9 Hansard (20 August) . . Page.. 3430..


MS LE COUTEUR (continuing):

Legislative Assembly Secretariat, dated 21 April 2009.

Treasury, dated 21 April 2009.

Statement by chair

MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make another statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

On 7 August 2008, the Auditor-General's report No 4 of 2008 was referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for inquiry. This report provides a summary of the results of a performance audit that reviewed the maintenance of ACT public housing stock as well as the maintenance of vacated properties.

The committee received a briefing from the Auditor-General in relation to the report on 19 May 2009. The committee has resolved to inquire further into the report and is expecting to report to the Legislative Assembly as soon as practicable.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Road Transport (Mass, Dimensions and Loading) Bill 2009

Detail stage

Bill as a whole.

Debate resumed from 18 August 2009.

Amendment No 1.

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) (10.30): Mr Speaker, I believe Mr Coe has moved seven amendments. The government will support, I think, three of those, one in part and will oppose three of the amendments which Mr Coe proposes. The government supports amendment No 1.

The amendment proposes a substitution which will reflect a recent national approach to refer to road transport documentation as a work diary rather than as a log book. The change which Mr Coe proposes in turn has arisen with the introduction of national driver fatigue driving hours legislation. The amendment which Mr Coe proposes is most reasonable and appropriate, and the government supports it.

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (10.32): The Greens will be supporting amendment No 1. It seems that if everyone else in the country is calling a log book a work diary, it makes sense for the ACT to follow suit.

Amendment No 1 agreed to.


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