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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 4 Hansard (5 April) . .

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MR DOSZPOT: Scrutiny Report 43 contains the committee's comments on six bills, seven pieces of subordinate legislation and six government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee

Report 12

MS BURCH (Brindabella) (10.02): I present the following report:

Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee—Report 12—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2014-2015, dated 23 March 2016, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

Just very briefly, this is the 12th report of the Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services in relation to annual and financial reports. I want to thank the various ministers and officials who participated. There were six public hearings and a number of witnesses appeared before the committee. Sixty-five questions were taken on notice. I also want to thank the committee members. The committee membership changed over the course of the hearings. The report is there for the Assembly's interest.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee

Statement by Chair

MR HINDER (Ginninderra): Pursuant to standing order 246A I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs relating to statutory appointments in accordance with continuing resolution 5A.

Continuing resolution 5A was agreed to by the Legislative Assembly on 23 August 2012. The requirements of the resolution set out a transparency mechanism to promote accountability in 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 the request from the responsible minister for consultation was received and the date the committee response was provided. In this period the committee has advised ministers that it had no comment to make on the appointments proposed.


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