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new Problem Gambling Assistance Fund as community contributions from 1 July 2011 which is consistent with the current practice of claiming contributions to problem gambling assistance. As payments to the fund are intended to be over and above the current level of community contributions, the bill increases the minimum required contribution from the existing seven per cent of net gaming machine revenue to eight per cent. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Smyth) adjourned to the next sitting.

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee

Report 3—application for citizen's right of reply: Mr Ernest Hocking

MR SPEAKER: I present the following paper:

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee—Report 3—Application for Citizen's Right of Reply: Mr Ernest Hocking, dated 4 May 2011, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

Motion (by Ms Bresnan) agreed to:

That the report be adopted.

Response incorporated at Appendix 1.

Climate Change, Environment and Water—Standing Committee

Report 5

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Convenor, ACT Greens) (10.39): I present the following paper:

Climate Change, Environment and Water—Standing Committee—Report 5—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2009-2010, dated 2 May 2011, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

Just to run through some of the recommendations that the committee included in this year's report on annual and financial reports, we did focus on a number of issues to do with improving the sorts of information provided by the department and agencies that come under our portfolio areas, and of course our portfolio areas include environment, that is, environment protection, conservation, sustainability, climate change, energy and water.

The first recommendation really was around ensuring that the Department of Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water included analysis of agency performance that is cross-referenced with the relevant budget output. This assists when trying to go back through to really have a good look and to be able to understand what has been included in that report.


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