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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 11 Hansard (17 September) . . Page.. 3216..


Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MR SMYTH (Brindabella): Pursuant to standing order 246A I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts relating to statutory appointments in accordance with continuing resolution 5A.

Continuing resolution 5A was agreed 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. For the applicable reporting period—1 January to 30 June 2013—the committee considered 11 statutory appointments.

I therefore present, in accordance with continuing resolution 5A, the following paper:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Schedule of Statutory Appointments—8th Assembly—Period 1 January to 30 June 2013.

Regional Development—Select Committee

Alteration to reporting date

Motion (by Ms Berry, by leave) agreed to:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 28 February 2013 establishing the Select Committee on Regional Development be amended by omitting the words "shall report no later than the last sitting week in September 2013"and substituting "shall report no later than the last sitting day in November 2013".

DisabilityCare implementation

Ministerial statement

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Disability, Children and Young People, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Women, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Racing and Gaming) (10.19), by leave: Today I am pleased to provide the Assembly with a further update on the ACT's progress in preparing for the national disability insurance scheme, currently called DisabilityCare Australia.


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