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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 10 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 3532..


This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that there is no public toilet at the Waramanga Shopping Centre where there is a significant demand for this facility especially noting the ageing demographic of the users of the shopping centre.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to provide a public toilet at the Waramanga Shopping Centre as part of the proposed refurbishment.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister, the petition was received.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 11

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 11, dated 24 August 2009, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report No 11 contains the committee's comments on two bills, one government amendment, 81 pieces of subordinate legislation and six government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Long Service Leave (Portable Schemes) Bill 2009

Debate resumed from 26 June 2009, on motion by Mr Hargreaves:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (10.33): The opposition will support this bill, which brings the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Authority and the Cleaning Industry Long Service Leave Authority together under a single newly funded management body, the ACT Portable Long Service Leave Authority.

Under the bill, the ACT Portable Long Service Leave Authority will consolidate its administrative processes and make them more efficient by, for example, producing only one annual report and one statement of intent. I notice that both current funds are managed by a single administrative unit already. There will be one enlarged board of governance. The new authority will, however, continue to maintain separate accounting records and reporting arrangements for each fund.

Currently the building and construction industry fund assets total approximately $59 million, with 7,500 members, while the cleaning industry fund has about


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