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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 8 Hansard (22 August) . . Page.. 3201..


Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 55

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (3.50): I apologise for missing the call before. 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 55, dated 20 August 2012, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: I thank the Assembly for leave. Scrutiny report No 55 contains the committee's comments on two bills, 124 pieces of subordinate legislation, two government responses, one private member's response and comments on the government response to the committee regarding the Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2012. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting.

Mr Speaker, this is anticipated to be the last report of the scrutiny committee for the Seventh Assembly. On behalf of the committee I would like to express our appreciation for the excellent support and assistance provided to the committee during this Assembly by Mr Max Kiermaier; Ms Anne Shannon; Ms Janice Rafferty when Mr Kiermaier was overseas; Mr Stephen Argument, our legal adviser on subordinate legislation; and Mr Peter Bayne, our legal adviser on legislation. I want to convey my personal thanks to them for the work that they do and the support that they give us and I want to convey my thanks to the committee members for the spirit in which the deliberations of the committee have been undertaken.

I commend the report to the Assembly.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 27

MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo) (3.51): I present the following report:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 27—Review of Auditor-General's Report No 3 of 2011: The North Weston Pond Project, dated 31 July 2012, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

MS LE COUTEUR: The committee made a total of eight recommendations on this. In the interests of time I will not go through them all. Particularly interesting, to me at any rate, is recommendation 5 where the committee recommends that the ACT


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