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Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 15

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (11.52): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 15, dated 13 March 2018, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS JONES: Scrutiny report 15 contains the committee's comments on six bills, three pieces of subordinate legislation and four government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Economic Development and Tourism—Standing Committee

Report 2

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (11.53): I present the following report:

Economic Development and Tourism—Standing Committee—Report 2—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2016-2017, dated 27 February 2018, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

This is the third report of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism. On 26 October 2017, 2016-17 annual reports, or sections of annual reports, were referred to the standing committee. That included the ACT executive; Director of Territory Records; government policy reform; coordinated communications and community engagement; urban renewal—city to the lake project; economic development strategy and program design; innovation, trade and investment—Innovate Canberra; ACT construction occupations; Access Canberra; arts engagement; VisitCanberra; events; ACT Government Procurement Board; economic management; financial management; procurement and capital works; government accommodation, property services and venues; and the Cultural Facilities Corporation.

The committee held two public hearings and heard from 24 witnesses from the relevant directorates and agencies. Members may be aware that during the course of one public hearing there were incidents involving exchanges between the Chief Minister, appearing as a witness, and me as the chair. This resulted in exchanges of correspondence with the Speaker and also lengthy written advice from the committee secretary and the Clerk. This advice and correspondence are attached to the report. I suggest that members read that advice.

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