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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 3 Hansard (29 March) . . Page.. 891..


Tuesday, 29 March 2011

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 34

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 34, dated 24 March 2011, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report 34 contains the committee's comments on two bills, 26 pieces of subordinate legislation and one government response. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in relation to the term of the current Auditor-General coming to an end.

As members would be aware, the term of the current Auditor-General, Ms Tu Pham PSM, expired on 14 March 2011. Tu is the third person to hold the office of Auditor-General since the introduction of self-government for the ACT in 1989. Until recently, she was also Australia's only female Auditor-General.

On behalf of the committee, I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge Tu Pham, who is here in the audience today, for her dedication and contribution to public administration in the Australian Capital Territory. The committee believes that it is important that the Legislative Assembly for the ACT notes the expiration of Tu Pham's term as Auditor-General, along with her dedication and contribution to public administration in the Australian Capital Territory.

I will briefly touch on some of Tu's career highlights and achievements. However, I note that in the short time I have here today I cannot do justice to her contribution and achievements.


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