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Disability Action and Inclusion Plans (DAIPs). DAIPs outline an agency’s commitment to take action to improve inclusion in their facilities and services, including the provision of Auslan interpreting where it is necessary and appropriate.

The Government welcomes the referral of this petition to the Standing Committee on Education and Community Inclusion, and the potential consideration by the Committee of the issues raised by the Canberra Deaf community.

Motion to take note of petitions

MADAM SPEAKER: Pursuant to standing order 98A, I propose the question:

That the responses so lodged be noted.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Appointment of Acting Speaker

MS BURCH (Brindabella) (10.04): For the information of members, pursuant to standing order 6A, the Acting Speaker appointed Mr Pettersson as Acting Speaker for the period 15 to 17 April 2022. I present:

Acting Speaker—Instrument of appointment—Mr Pettersson, dated 14 April 2022.

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS BURCH (Brindabella) (10.04): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure in response to the resolution of the Assembly of 16 September 2021, which referred a proposed amendment to standing order 113A relating to question time to the committee for its consideration. The committee has discussed the proposed amendment, which would change how questions without notice are asked by the opposition. Instead of each member asking an individual question, the proposed amendment would allow the opposition as a group to ask up to nine principal questions.

The proposed amendment was again discussed in the Assembly on 5 April this year in a suspension of standing orders debate. The committee has determined that consideration of the amendment be included in the major review of all standing orders, which will commence in mid-2022 in accordance with the committee’s terms of reference.

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (10.05): I seek leave to make a brief statement in response.

Leave granted.

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