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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (21 September) . . Page.. 4162..


That Mr Hargreaves be discharged from the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure and that Ms Porter be appointed in his place for Tuesday, 21 September 2010.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 27

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 27, dated 20 September 2010, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report 27 contains the committee's comments on eight bills, 20 pieces of subordinate legislation and seven government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting.

The committee also, pursuant to standing order 241, resolved that all correspondence between the committee and ministers and all responses to scrutiny reports be authorised for publication, unless otherwise ordered. This is to allow members to discuss correspondence received between meetings as they relate to legislation.

This is an issue that has arisen quite often, Mr Speaker, when responses to scrutiny reports only appear quite close to the time of debating and there are some irregularities with their being discussed without being published. This will make it simpler and easier for all members to participate in debates.

I commend the report to the Assembly.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Barr is not coming?

Mr Smyth: He missed it last time too, Mr Speaker. He is obviously not keen to make the statement.

MR SPEAKER: Then we will move on to executive business.

Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) (Governance) Amendment Bill 2010

Debate resumed from 19 August 2010, on motion by Ms Gallagher:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (10.05): Mr Speaker, the opposition will be supporting this bill. I find myself in agreement with the Treasurer for the second occasion on this day.


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