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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 8 Hansard (12 August) . .

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) took the chair at 10 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 21

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Standing Committee—Scrutiny Report 21, dated 11 August 2014, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR DOSZPOT: Scrutiny report 21 contains the committee's comments on 174 pieces of subordinate legislation. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Estimates 2014-2015—Select Committee

Report—government response

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Housing and Minister for Tourism and Events) (10.01): For the information of members I present the following paper:

Estimates 2014-2015—Select Committee—Report—Appropriation Bill 2014-2015 and Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2014-2015—Government response, dated August 2014.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

I present the government's response to the report of the Select Committee on Estimates 2014-2015. I take this opportunity to thank the committee for its report on the Appropriation Bill and the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill. The report, spanning three volumes, has been prepared in a short time frame, and the government appreciates the effort that has been made by the committee and its secretariat.

The government respects and values the role played by the Select Committee on Estimates in scrutinising its proposed expenditure. The select committee's report touches on a wide range of issues, the outcome of which has been 138 recommendations to the government. I will touch on the merits of some of these recommendations in a moment.

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