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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 7 Hansard (2 June) . .

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MR DOSZPOT: Scrutiny report 33 contains the committee's comments on eight bills, 27 pieces of subordinate legislation, two government responses and one regulatory impact statement. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting.

I commend the report to the Assembly.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 13

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (10.15): I present the following report:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 13—Report on the 13th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committees (ACPAC), dated 19 May 2015, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

Madam Speaker, part of the life of PAC is that every two years all the PACs from around the commonwealth get together to look at how they are operating. There are often many international visitors, as there were this year. Again, it was quite an interesting conference.

All of the members participated. I gave a presentation on the topic "Making what governments do more relevant—wellbeing: measuring beyond GDP". Ms Lawder and the secretary, Dr Cullen, gave an international perspective on a Kiribati case study. Ms Porter was on a panel on strengthening perspectives on parliament. I then participated in a panel as well.

One of the unique features of the conference this year was that members gave up one of their lunches. I know how much of a struggle that is some days. We actually had a PAC meeting while we were there to approve a report and discuss a second. While some of the other committees were having their lunch, we did some work, which was very productive and which allowed us to table a report in the last sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Report 14

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (10.16): I present the following report:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 14—Review of Auditor-General's Reports: No 7 of 2014: 2013-14 Financial Audits; and No 7 of 2013: 2012-13 Financial Audits, dated 19 May 2015, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.


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