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Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee—Report 1—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2011-2012, dated 5 April 2013, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

MR GENTLEMAN: This is the first report of this committee. The reports were referred to the standing committee on 14 February 2013. The committee held four public hearings and heard from 45 witnesses from the Economic Development, the Territory and Municipal Services and the Environment and Sustainable Development directorates. Some 56 questions were taken on notice, which have all been responded to and which are all available on the committee's webpage.

The committee made 10 recommendations: first, the government places greater emphasis on the importance of consuming wisely as part of its reduce, reuse and recycle education campaign; second, the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate in future includes a note to explain the discrepancies between the target and actual results for accountability indicators 1.4(a) related to the percentage of audits/investigations undertaken of new electric/gas installations and new sewerage connections; third, the government states when the lease variation charge schedule for Braddon will be published; and fourth, better mechanisms for reporting procedures be instituted in all directorates to ensure that the implementation of the recommendations of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment's report can be properly monitored and assessed. There were another six recommendations in the report, but I will leave it up to members to read those.

The committee would like to thank the ACT government ministers, directorate officials and the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment for their time and expertise as witnesses.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 1

MR SESELJA (Brindabella) (10.28): I present the following report:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 1—Inquiry into Appropriation Bill 2012-2013 (No. 2), dated 4 April 2013, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

MR SESELJA: I am pleased to present this report on the Standing Committee on Public Accounts' inquiry into Appropriation Bill 2012-2013 (No 2). The resolution of


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