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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 8 Hansard (15 August) . . Page.. 2976 ..

City Services for the Ninth Assembly relating to statutory appointments in accordance with continuing resolution 5A.

I wish to inform the Assembly that during the applicable reporting period, 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019, the committee considered a total of 13 appointments and reappointments to the following bodies: the Veterinary Practitioners Board; the Rail Safety National Drug and Alcohol Analysts and the ACT Climate Change Council. I present the following paper:

Environment and Transport and City Services—Standing Committee—Schedule of Statutory Appointments—9th Assembly—Period 1 January to 30 June 2019.

Integrity Commission—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MR WALL (Brindabella) (10.48): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on the Integrity Commission. On 9 August the Standing Committee on the Integrity Commission, along with the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, met with Mr Dennis Cowdroy, the ACT Integrity Commissioner. The meeting was held partly to address some questions raised by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts about the interaction between Assembly committees and the commission. Members will have seen the advice from the ethics and integrity adviser, as endorsed by the commissioner, circulated by the Speaker on Tuesday.

The Integrity Commissioner provided the committees with an update on progress in establishing the commission. Recruitment processes for a CEO are underway. The commissioner is confident that the commission will be operational by 1 December, as required by the act. The commissioner provided a chronology of the actions taken to establish the commission to date, as well as tasks still to be completed. I seek leave to table the chronology, for the information of members.

Leave granted.

MR WALL: I present the following paper:

ACT Integrity Commission—Establishment Chronology.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Appropriation Bill 2019-2020

[Cognate bill:

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2019-2020

Cognate papers:

Estimates 2019-2020—Select Committee report

Estimates 2019-2020—Select Committee—government response]

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