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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 4 Hansard (25 March) . . Page.. 1594..


MR RATTENBURY (continuing):

position on the level of competence employees should reach, the costs of training involved to reach that level and how those costs should be shared between employers and employees.

The Greens are also pleased to note that membership of that committee is clearly set out and ensures that all stakeholders will have input. The committee has important work to do in the next 12 months, and their report will be relied upon by government. The Greens are also pleased that the report will be tabled in the Assembly, and we will be looking closely at the committee's report and the future it recommends for the motor vehicle repair industry.

Overall, I think this is a basically valuable process, because it brings the key players in, it gives the opportunity for the Assembly to be involved in the discussion down the line with access to the recommendations of that key group of stakeholders, and it puts some specific time lines on it. All of these are good steps to take, and the Greens will be supporting the amendments.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Standing order 156—referral to ethics and integrity adviser

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Convenor, ACT Greens) (5.50), by leave: I move:

That this Assembly calls on the Speaker to:

(1) obtain advice from the Ethics and Integrity Adviser as to:

(a) the scope of standing order 156;

(b) the existence, or extent, of any conflicts of interest that may arise for Members in relation to the activities of Members' staff; and

(c) any conflicts of interest that may arise as a result of Members' interests, direct or indirect, in any licence, payment, contract, lease or other transaction issued under Territory law; and

(2) provide the Assembly with a copy of the advice received.

The motion that I am moving has arisen from the discussion we had earlier today. That discussion, as many may recall, came about when Mrs Dunne moved a motion in regard to excluding a couple of government members from a particular debate on another motion as to whether the Gambling and Racing Commissioner's report into the Labor club sale should be referred to the Public Accounts Committee.

During that debate it was suggested that there may be another way forward, and that was that advice be sought from the ethics and integrity adviser of the Assembly on


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