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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 9 Hansard (8 August) . . Page.. 2713..


The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Question put:

That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra): Pursuant to standing order 246A I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services for the Eighth Assembly relating to statutory appointments in accordance with continuing resolution 5A. Continuing resolution 5A was agreed to by the Legislative Assembly on 23 August 2012. The requirements of the resolution set out a transparency mechanism to promote accountability in the consideration of statutory appointments. The resolution requires relevant standing committees which consider statutory appointments to report on a six-monthly basis and present a schedule listing appointments considered during the applicable period.

The schedule is required to include the statutory appointments considered and, for each appointment, the date the request from the responsible minister for consultation was received and the date the committee's feedback was provided. The committee advised the minister it had no comment to make on the appointments proposed.

For the applicable reporting period, 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013, the committee considered three statutory appointments. I therefore table a schedule of statutory


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