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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 10 Hansard (15 August) . . Page.. 3079..


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 has 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 six statutory appointments. I propose to table a schedule of statutory appointments for the period 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013 as considered by the education, training and youth affairs committee.

The standing committee notes that, whilst it had no specific comment to make on any proposed appointments during this period, it considers several matters require monitoring by ministers, their advisers and standing committees.

The first involves a careful adherence to the terms of the continuing resolution in providing full details relevant to proposed appointments, including appropriate CV, remuneration, details of legislative requirement and term of appointment. Secondly, in the case where several appointments to one statutory body are anticipated, it is preferable, if possible, for ministers to propose appointments in a group rather than in two, or even three, separate proposals within a short period of time.

A final matter arises in the case of appointees who are suitable for appointment but who reside interstate. The standing committee has no objection to such appointments but considers it desirable for ministers to provide clear reasons for nominating out-of-territory appointments. Pursuant to continuing resolution 5A, I present the following paper:

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee—Schedule of Statutory Appointments—8th Assembly—Period 1 January to 30 June 2013.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Appropriation Bill 2013-2014

[Cognate bill:

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2013-2014

Cognate papers:

Estimates 2013-2014—Select Committee report

Estimates 2013-2014—Select Committee report—government response]

Detail stage

Schedule 1.

Proposed expenditure—Part 1.12—Capital Metro Agency—$3,000,000 (net cost of outputs) and $5,000,000 (capital injection), totalling $8,000,000.

Debate resumed from 13 August 2013.


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