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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 6 Hansard (9 May) . . Page.. 1819..


(2) insert new paragraph (4A):

"(4A) if the Assembly is not sitting when the Standing Committee on Public Accounts has completed its inquiry, the Committee may send its report to the Speaker or, in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker, who is authorised to give directions for its printing, publishing and circulation".

The Assembly resolution referring 2011-12 annual reports for inquiry to the Assembly standing committees set a reporting date of 16 May 2013. Due to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts public hearing schedule—that is, its last public hearing is scheduled for 10 May 2013—the committee is not in a position to report by the date requested. Accordingly, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts seeks leave to amend the reporting date for the PAC to "by the last sitting day in June 2013".

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee

Reference

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (11.09): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the disproportionate risk of injury faced by vulnerable road users, who are primarily pedestrians, pedal cyclists and motorcyclists, including the special categories of older people and children;

(b) that ACT road safety statistics reflect a disproportionate number of casualties and fatalities for vulnerable road users; and

(c) that the ACT is seeking to be a leader in both protecting the safety of vulnerable road users, and in growing the use of sustainable modes of travel; and

(2) refers to the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services for inquiry and report by the last sitting day in October 2013, the issue of vulnerable road users, including:

(a) an examination of national and international best practice approaches to protecting and encouraging vulnerable road users, including through regulation, infrastructure, design, education and funding arrangements;

(b) gathering evidence from the community and experts about issues faced by vulnerable road users and potential improvements;

(c) recommending changes to be made in the ACT to better protect and encourage vulnerable road users; and

(d) any other relevant matter.


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