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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 9 Hansard (11 August) . .

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Estimates 2015-2016—Select Committee

Report—government response

MR BARR (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Urban Renewal and Minister for Tourism and Events) (10.02): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Estimates 2015-2016—Select Committee—Report—Appropriation Bill 2015-2016 and Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2015-2016—Government response, dated August 2015.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

I present the government's response to the report of the Select Committee on Estimates 2015-2016 on the Appropriation Bill 2015-2016 and the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2015-16, and I thank the committee for its report. The report presents 148 recommendations. These recommendations, together with the findings of the Centre for International Economics' report, cover a broad range of matters across the spectrum of ACT government service delivery.

Overall the government has agreed to or noted the vast majority of recommendations included in the committee's report. Specifically, the government has agreed to 61 recommendations, agreed in principle to 14, agreed in part to four, noted 60, and not agreed to nine recommendations.

On behalf of the government I thank the committee for its consideration of the appropriation bills and its report. I commend the government response to the Assembly and look forward to the next three days of debate.

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Standing orders—suspension

Motion (by Ms Burch) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day, Assembly business, relating to the Government response to the report of the Select Committee on Estimates 2015-2016, being called on and debated cognately with orders of the day Nos. 1 and 2, Executive business (Appropriation Bill 2015-2016 and the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2015-2016).

MADAM SPEAKER: The Clerk has pointed out something that crossed my mind at the time, but the script said that we were to do it in a particular way; so that is how we did it. That is the way the Chief Minister did it because I am sure that his script is the same as mine.


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