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A new international recruitment campaign began in 2013 to hire 10 new centenary research professors to help the university meet its research goals. The centenary professors will mentor and inspire the next generation of researchers at UC and their work will ensure that the university's research and teaching remains cutting edge. During 2013 the university built on its strong international reputation through partnerships with institutions around the world and via the achievements of students, including one who represented Australia at a United Nations forum.

I was also pleased to be joined by VC Professor Stephen Parker on a study Canberra delegation to China in September showcasing the nation's capital as a world-class study destination. Professor Parker joined me once again for the meetings in China during the Prime Minister's recent delegation.

Dr John Mackay AM retired from the role of Chancellor in December 2013, continuing on on the council as a Chief Minister appointee. I take this opportunity to thank John Mackay for his service as Chancellor, and I extend my congratulations to Dr Tom Calma, who was appointed as Chancellor of the university from January 2014.

Dr Calma is the second Indigenous Australian to be appointed chancellor to a university. He was last year's ACT Australian of the Year and is a highly distinguished and respected advocate for increasing opportunities in tertiary education for Indigenous Australians. I look forward to working with Dr Calma, Professor Parker and all at UC to continue the exciting growth and development of the university, and I am pleased to present the University of Canberra annual report 2013 to the Assembly today.

Financial Management Act—instruments

Papers and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Tourism and Events and Minister for Community Services): For the information of members I present the following papers:

Financial Management Act—Instruments, including statements of reasons, pursuant to:

Section 14—Directing a transfer of funds within the—

Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, dated 17 and 22 April 2014.

Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, dated 30 April and 1 May 2014.

Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, dated 30 April and 1 May 2014.

Section 15—Directing a transfer of funds between output classes within the Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate, dated 30 April and 1 May 2014.


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