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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 6 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 2419..


MS GALLAGHER: I was just coming to that, Mrs Dunne. Clearly, that is not an accurate reflection. A check of the Hansard makes it very clear that I did not refuse to answer questions. Indeed, I stood up to answer the question.

Mr Seselja: No, you just had your team—

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, please. Chief Minister, you are not supposed to debate the question. You have to say where you have been misrepresented.

MS GALLAGHER: I am saying, Madam Assistant Speaker, that I did not refuse to answer the question, as is being alleged in the media statement issued by Mr Seselja.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: So that is the point that you are trying to make? Okay.

MS GALLAGHER: And I think that statement issued by Mr Seselja, as Leader of the Opposition, is misleading, and any check of the Hansard would indicate that that is correct.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Chief Minister, you are now wavering from standing order 46.

2010-2011 annual report directions

Paper and statement by minister

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

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to subsection 9(5)—Annual Report (Government Agencies) Notice 2011 (No 1)—Notifiable Instrument NI2011-311, dated June 2011, including a copy of the Chief Minister's 2010-2011 Annual Report Directions.

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

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: In 2008 the government issued Annual report directions that applied for a three-year period from 2007 to 2010, thereby reducing the resource impact upon agencies resulting from changing requirements each year and ensuring greater consistency for the Assembly and the ACT community in comparing performance and outcomes over time. The government remains committed to developing and issuing directions on a three-yearly timetable. However, given the new administrative arrangements and directorate structure introduced on 17 May 2011, I have determined that interim directions should continue for a single financial year, 2010-11.


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