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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2897..

amendment will ensure that not only the main appropriation bill but also the appropriation for the Assembly receives scrutiny through the estimates process. I urge Assembly members to support this appropriate level of scrutiny for the Assembly budget.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Motion (by Mr Barr) agreed to:

That the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly Bill) 2012-2013 be referred to the Select Committee on Estimates 2012-2013.

Fitters Workshop

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (5.33), by leave: I move:

That the Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) Report No 8 of the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs on the future use of the Fitters' Workshop, Kingston;

(b) the recommendations made in that Report;

(c) the Government's response, tabled 5 June 2012; and

(d) the Government's rejection of the Committee's recommendations; and

(2) directs the Government to adopt and implement the Committee's recommendations 1, 2, 4 and 5 forthwith.

This is an important motion which needs to be brought on today to address the wrong done by the Minister for the Arts and this government in response to report No 8 of the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs entitled The future use of the Fitters' Workshop, Kingston.

The motion is quite simple: it draws members' attention to a number of things and then directs the government to implement the outstanding recommendations in this report. There are five recommendations, one of which has already been complied with, sort of, by the government in that the government was asked to respond to the recommendations within 30 days, which sort of happened.

The remaining recommendations this motion requires the government to implement are: recommendation 1, that the Fitters Workshop be used as a multi-use arts and performance venue; recommendation 2, that the government suspend its decision to make the Fitters Workshop, Kingston, a print studio and to allow the current master planning process underway for the Kingston arts precinct to be reopened and

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