Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012-2013 Week 1 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 251..
Thursday, 29 November 2012
MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) took the chair at 10 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
Mr Bryce Courtenay AM
Mrs Rhonda Obad OAM
Condolence statement by Speaker
MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): I would like to inform members that on Friday, 23 November 2012 Canberra lost Bryce Courtenay AM. From truly extraordinary beginnings he emerged as one of our country's best known and best loved authors. Bryce was known for his passion, enthusiasm and generosity, which extended to the Canberra community, where he settled in 2012. He will be remembered for his powerful personal message and the encouragement he gave to others to pursue their dreams.
I also advise members of the death of Mrs Rhonda Obad OAM, who, after the death of her son, dedicated her life to improving the lives of young homeless men in Canberra through the establishment of Tony's Place. Mrs Obad was awarded the OAM last year.
As an expression of condolence and deepest sympathy to their families, friends and colleagues at this time, I invite all members to rise in their places.
Members standing in their places—
MADAM SPEAKER: I thank members.
Financial Management Amendment Bill 2012 (No 2)
Mr Barr, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.
Title read by Clerk.
MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Tourism and Events and Minister for Community Services) (10.01): I move:
That this bill be agreed to in principle.
Today I table the Financial Management Amendment Bill 2012 (No 2). The bill amends the Financial Management Act 1996 to strengthen the process around ACT government agency performance criteria. The ACT government performance management framework measures government services against performance criteria. This bill is part of work undertaken by Treasury to ensure that the processes accompanying the performance management framework are robust and transparent.