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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 2 Hansard (20 March) . . Page.. 670..


That the resolution of the Assembly of 9 May 2013 referring vulnerable road users to the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services be amended by omitting the words "by the last sitting day in April 2014" and substituting "by the last sitting day in June 2014".

Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services—Standing Committee

Reporting arrangements

Motion (by Dr Bourke, be leave) agreed to:

That in relation to the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services inquiry into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment in the ACT public service, if the Assembly is not sitting when the standing committee has completed consideration of its report 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, publication and circulation.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

ACT government campaign advertising—independent reviewer

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Health and Minister for Higher Education) (4.44): I move:

That, in accordance with section 12 of the Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Act 2009, this Assembly approves the appointment of:

(1) Professor Dennis Pearce AO as the Independent Reviewer—ACT Government Campaign Advertising for a period of three years commencing immediately; and

(2) in instances when the Independent Reviewer is unavailable to review proposed government campaign advertising, Mr Derek Volker AO as Alternate Independent Reviewer—ACT Government Campaign Advertising for a period of three years commencing immediately.

I present a motion to the Assembly to appoint Professor Dennis Pearce as Independent Reviewer, ACT Government Advertising, in accordance with clause 12(4) of the Government Agencies (Campaign Advertising) Act 2009. In addition, I nominate Mr Derek Volker to be appointed as an alternate reviewer who can be called upon to scrutinise ACT government campaigns if Professor Pearce is unavailable. Mr Volker was appointed as the first independent reviewer in February 2011.

As independent reviewer, Professor Pearce will review government campaigns over $40,000 to ensure they comply with the Government Agencies (Campaign


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