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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 14 Hansard (7 December) . . Page.. 5851..


Copy of letter from the Chief Minister to Ms Tu Pham, ACT Auditor-General, dated 7 December 2010.

Copy of media release by the Chief Minister.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 11—government response

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 11—Review of Auditor-General's Report No 8 of 2009: 2008-09 Financial Audits—Government response.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: I present the government's response to the report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts entitled Review of Auditor-General's Report No 8 of 2009: 2008-09 Financial Audits. I note that the recommendations in the committee's report largely relate to the quality of performance measures in agency statements of performance, the implementation of audit recommendations, the unfunded superannuation liability review and information system internal controls.

In light of previous audit comments and outcomes, the majority of these recommendations have already been actioned and implemented by agencies, with the remainder relating to ongoing review and improvements over time.

The government's response agrees to seven recommendations and notes four, on the basis that existing processes and procedures are already in place to address those recommendations. I commend the paper to the Assembly.

Papers

Ms Gallagher presented the following papers:

Gene Technology Act, pursuant to subsection 136(2)—Operations of the Gene Technology Regulator—Annual report 2009-2010, dated 13 September 2010.

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency—Annual report 2009-2010—

Report.

Corrigendum, dated 16 November 2010.

Gambling and Racing Commission—report

Paper and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Planning, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation and Minister for Gaming and Racing)


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