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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . . Page.. 1892..


The Committee recommends that the Chief Minister's Department should expedite the broader release of the Centenary of Canberra program as a matter of urgency.

Of course, that will depend on how much money they get out of the commonwealth. There is a bit of chicken and egg there. But time is moving past; the centenary is moving inexorably closer. It is important that people know what that program will be so that we know long-term what it is that will be conducted in 2013.

There are two other recommendations I would like to speak to. Firstly, there is a recommendation concerning the inability of the government to resolve the longstanding issue of the transfer of long service leave entitlements for one particular office, the Long Service Leave Authority, and the broader question of what the government does in this area. It will be interesting to get the government's response to that.

Recommendation 25 is about the relationship between EPIC and TAMS. The committee recommends that the EPIC Park Corporation include in future annual reports an explanation with regard to its relationship with the Department of Territory and Municipal Services. It is interesting the way that it is represented in the annual report. There are more recommendations there—some 34 recommendations—and it will be interesting to get the government's response to them in time.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (11.04): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure. In response to recommendations of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in its report No 15 entitled Inquiry into the ACT Auditor-General Act 1996 and commentary in the Hawke report, the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure recently resolved to inquire into and report on the feasibility of establishing the position of Officer of the Parliament as it might relate to the Auditor-General, the Ombudsman and the Electoral Commissioner and other statutory office holders.

Health, Community and Social Services—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Health, Community and Social Services. I wish to advise of a corrigendum to the Standing Committee on Health, Community and Social Services report No 5, Calvary Public Hospital Options, tabled in the Assembly on 31 March 2011.

At paragraph 4.20, Mr Peter Lawler is incorrectly referenced as "purporting to speak for the Catholic Church"when, in fact, all comments made in Mr Lawler's


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