Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 3 Hansard (10 March) . .
Ms Lawder, previous chair Dr Bourke, Ms Fitzharris and Ms Porter, who was briefly on the committee. I also make mention of the new chair, Ms Burch. I commend this report to the Assembly.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Public Accounts—Standing Committee
MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (10.04): I present the following report:
Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 24—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2014-2015, dated 29 February 2016, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.
That the report be noted.
I start by thanking members who participated in this inquiry for all their efforts in putting the report together. Ms Lawder was on the committee throughout. Ms Porter was there for some of it. I suspect that maybe even Ms Fitzharris had a few occasions when she sat at the hearings. Of course, Ms Burch was also there. Mr Hinder missed this one, but I am sure he will be around to do more in the future.
There are a number of detailed recommendations in the report. There are some 24 recommendations and they cover a number of areas. The first couple of recommendations again—we have made them before—state that agencies and directorates should ensure that the full provisions of the statement of performance and full disclosure, as provided for by the Financial Management Act, are included in their annual reports and that compliance requirements, as specified in the annual reports directions, be adhered to. This has been somewhat of an ongoing recommendation from the committee in a number of forms over a number of years. The directions are there for a purpose. Directorates should comply with that.
Recommendations 3, 4, 5 and 6 look at the Mr Fluffy scheme, as it is now known. The report asks in recommendation 3 that the government, by the last sitting day in May, tell us the reasons for extending the scheme to dwellings in close proximity, how many properties are affected and what the implications of that are.
Recommendation 4 recommends that the government detail to the Assembly by the last sitting day in April why there are differences in the provisions of the land rent scheme. Recommendation 5 asks the government to clarify how the provisions of the land rent scheme as they are is applied to leases granted to former Mr Fluffy home owners are consistent with the affordable housing objects of the land rent scheme.
Recommendation 6 relates to the public accounts committee having a standing inquiry into the quarterly reports of the government to the Assembly about the Mr Fluffy scheme. We recommend that within 45 days of the end of each quarter the
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