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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 7 Hansard (2 August) . .

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In its discussion of the proposed continuing resolution, the committee reaffirmed its view that the matter was not part of the formal procedural arrangement for the management of the chamber and it did not support the proposed continuing resolution. The committee was, however, of the view that whips should continue to be responsible for ensuring that members' commitments to work-life balance are recognised at all times.

I therefore table, for the information of members, the following paper:

Protocols for the operation of pairs to encourage and support members who are nursing mothers or who have carer responsibilities, signed by the relevant party whips, dated 28 July 2016.

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee

Report 9

MADAM SPEAKER: I present the following report:

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee—Report 9—The Conduct of Mr Barr MLA, dated 2 August 2016, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (10.31): I move:

That the report be noted.

This is a brief report that the administration and procedure committee has concluded. I will leave it to members to read it for their own benefit but the report finds that there is no matter for Mr Barr to answer to here according to the advice of the standards commissioner.

The committee also makes a number of further recommendations, including that members consider the report. The reason the committee has made this point is that the report presented to us by Mr Crispin contains detailed consideration of members' responsibilities around issues of perceived conflict of interest, and it was the administration and procedure committee's view that reading this material would be beneficial to all members in order to help them understand the interpretation of some of the guidelines.

I will leave it at that. This is a matter that I am sure members will find of interest, and I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 46

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo): I present the following report:


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