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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 8 Hansard (4 June) . . Page.. 2231..


C.27, ACT Property Crime Reduction, has been introduced to reflect annual reporting requirements of the ACT Property Crime Reduction Strategy 2012-15; Attachment 4, Reporting Period for Specific Public Authorities, has been introduced to enable public authorities to report on a calendar year basis, consistent with past practice and currently includes CIT and the University of Canberra; section 8, Publication, has been amended to allow for the reasonable use of colour and photography; and section 9, Access and Distribution, has been amended to make reference to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, to assist with presentation.

The annual report directions were provided to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for consultation in accordance with section 8 of the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004. The Committee responded on 13 May 2013 with

no comments for consideration in the 2012-13 annual report directions.

Annual reports must be tabled within three months of the end of the financial year. The last sitting day falls on 19 September, which agencies have indicated does not provide sufficient time for finalisation of their annual reports. Accordingly, annual reports will be provided through ministers to the Speaker in the usual three-month timeframe, but will not be tabled until the first sitting day in October.

I should also note that a major review of the annual report directions is currently underway and expected to be completed later in the year for implementation in 2014.

Papers

Ms Gallagher on behalf of Mr Corbell presented the following papers:

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Act—Dangerous Goods (Road Transport) Fees and Charges Determination 2013—Disallowable Instrument DI2013-63 (LR, 15 May 2013).

Health Professionals Act—Health Professionals (Veterinary Surgeons Fees) Determination 2013 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2013-53 (LR, 13 May 2013).

Housing Assistance Act—Housing Assistance Public Rental Housing Assistance Program 2013 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2013-52 (LR, 13 May 2013).

Legal Aid Act—Legal Aid (Commissioner—Financial Management) Appointment 2013—Disallowable Instrument DI2013-70 (LR, 16 May 2013).

Legal Profession Act—Legal Profession (Barristers and Solicitors Practising Fees) Determination 2013—Disallowable Instrument DI2013-55 (LR, 16 May 2013).

Public Place Names Act—Public Place Names (Coombs) Amendment Determination 2013 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2013-56 (LR, 13 May 2013).


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