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committee as well as being supremely busy. Again, it is a credit to everyone that this report has been rolled out at all, but I think it is a credit to all those involved that consensus was arrived at.

As an MLA and as the Liberal spokesman for transport matters and also as the MLA responsible for bringing the petition to the chamber, I just want to say that I believe these sorts of inquiries are the bread and butter of what this parliament should be doing. We are witnessing various ways in the city at the moment that people can make a point about stuff that they do not agree with or things that they want changes to. I would think that, for people who are going down this channel, it is a much more sensible way for them to effect change. We are elected to represent the people and, when a large number of ACT residents have a certain view on something that they believe requires action from us, I think it is important for all of us to listen to them. Like thousands of Canberrans, I look forward to the government response to this committee report.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 3

MRS KIKKERT (Ginninderra) (11.50): I present the following report:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 3—Inquiry into the Auditor-General’s Report No. 1 of 2020: Shared Services Delivery of HR and Finance Services, dated 9 December 2021, 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 Public Accounts for the Tenth Assembly. The public accounts committee examined the audit report and held public hearings into the matters it addressed, hearing from a number of witnesses from the relevant directorates and the ACT Audit Office. The committee has made two recommendations as part of its inquiry.

On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank the relevant minister and directorate officials, and the Auditor-General and his staff, for their contribution to this inquiry. I thank our secretary, Mr Samuel Thompson, for all his hard work.

I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Report 4

MRS KIKKERT (Ginninderra) (11.51): I present the following report:

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