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producing annual reports. It is important for directorates to remember that annual reports are useful tools in the accountability process. If they are difficult to read and/or navigate, then the scrutiny process is hampered. Looking to the future, the committee believes that the time is right for an innovation in the way triple bottom line data is reported. Individual directorate and agency reports are good, but there is need for a whole-of-government approach.

Last, but not least, the committee recognises the importance of the internet and social media in communicating with the community and other stakeholders. The committee has identified the need to report on how websites are used and how many people use them, and how directorates and agencies make use of social media. The committee notes that CSD has taken a lead here with its YouTube channel to promote everyone everybody. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Report 2

Dr Bourke, by leave, presented the following paper:

Health, Ageing, Community and Social Services—Standing Committee—Report 2—Inquiry into ACT Public Service Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, dated 31 March 2014—Extract of minutes of proceedings.

Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee

Report 4

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (10.09): Pursuant to order, I present the following report:

Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee—Report 4—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2012-2013, dated 31 March 2014, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

This is the fourth report of the Eighth Assembly for the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services. The annual and financial reports were referred to the standing committee on 19 September 2013. The following annual reports, or sections of annual reports, were referred to the standing committee on PETAMS: the Economic Development Directorate (Sport and Recreation Services/Venues and Events Services/Capital Works and Infrastructure); the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, including ACT Heritage Council, ACT Planning and Land Authority, Conservator of Flora and Fauna Environmental Protection Authority; the Land Development Agency; the


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