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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . . Page.. 290..


MRS DUNNE (continuing):

on these occasions. It was a far cry from his tirades in November in relation to the JACS inquiry into the opening and commencement of the AMC. I hope that Mr Corbell has learnt something from that about how he should deport himself in the chamber.

I thank my colleagues and the members of the crossbench for their support today, but it will be incumbent upon us to ensure that the spirit of this motion is carried through our inquiries and in committees across the life of this Assembly, because, given the way the Chief Minister has behaved in the chamber here through his interjections today, there is not a spirit of renewal or increased respect from the government for Assembly committees. It will be incumbent upon us to bring the Labor government to the table and insist upon their improved performance in relation to committees and increased respect for the committee process.

I am not being precious. This is not a matter of demanding respect in a stamping of feet sort of manner. It is not about personal ego; it is about the way this government disports itself in relation to committees. The need to bring forward a motion like this shows the extent to which the government does not regard the committee process as (a) important or (b) helpful to the people of the ACT and that it would like to do everything it can to interrupt the committee process.

I thank members for their support on this important matter and I hope that we will see an improvement in the way this Assembly's committees are treated by the executive.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Climate Change, Environment and Water—Standing Committee

Report 3

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Convenor, ACT Greens) (11.14): I present the following report:

Report 3 of the Standing Committee on Climate Change, Environment and Water entitled Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2008-2009 together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

I am pleased to speak to report No 3 of the Standing Committee on Climate Change, Environment and Water, Report on annual and financial reports 2008-2009. The resolutions of the Assembly, of 13 October and 10 November 2009, relating to the referral of annual and financial reports for 2008-09, referred annual and financial reports of all ACT government departments and agencies for the 2008-09 financial year to committees for inquiry. The following annual and financial reports were referred to the climate change, environment and water committee: the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water; the Environment Protection


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