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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 3 Hansard (17 March) . .

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I move:

That the report be noted.

I am pleased today to present the sixth report of the Eighth Assembly for the planning, environment and territory and municipal services committee. The Assembly referred the implementation of action plan 2 to the committee on 27 February 2014. I would like to thank the previous chair, Yvette Berry, and other members of the committee—Dr Bourke, Mr Coe and Mr Wall.

Following a briefing from the Environment and Planning Directorate, the committee chose not to call for submissions or hold public hearings. The committee considered the mechanisms built into action plan 2, which require regular reporting to the Assembly, and agreed that these were adequate. The committee has therefore made a single recommendation that the Assembly continue to review these reports and consider a more detailed assessment of the implementation following the release of implementation status report 2 in 2017.

On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank directorate officials for their contribution to this inquiry. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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 on which the request from the responsible minister for consultation was received and the date on which the committee's feedback was provided.

For the applicable reporting period—1 July 2014 to 31 December 2014—the committee considered eight statutory appointments. I therefore present the following paper:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Schedule of Statutory Appointments—8th Assembly—Period 1 July to 31 December 2014.


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