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I present the following papers:

New Capital Works Program 1991-92 - Report of Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Infrastructure -

Government response.

Ministerial statement, 24 October 1991.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the papers.

Debate (on motion by Mrs Grassby) adjourned.


MR CONNOLLY (Attorney-General, Minister for Housing and Community Services and Minister for Urban Services): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I table the Department of Urban Services annual report 1990-91, together with annual reports from the Commissioner of the ACT Fire Brigade, the Chief Inspector of Dangerous Goods and the Architects Board of the ACT; and an annual management report for 1990-91 of the Canberra Public Cemeteries Trust, pursuant to subsection 97(3) of the Audit Act.

Ministerial Statement

MS FOLLETT (Chief Minister and Treasurer), by leave: Mr Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to bring to the attention of members a number of important recent developments in the ACT's tourism industry.

Members may be aware that I recently attended the National Tourism Awards. This was significant for the ACT in a number of respects. Firstly, members should know that the ACT has secured the right to host the 1992 National Tourism Awards. Staging these awards in Canberra should provide a significant boost to ACT tourism.

Secondly, Mr Speaker, at the National Tourism Awards I announced the appointment of four new commissioners to the ACT Tourism Commission. They are: Toni Dale, who is president of the Canberra Visitor and Convention Bureau; Don Goode, from the ACT Residential Division of the Australian Hotels Association; Lyn Smith, the Head of the School of Tourism and Hospitality at the ACT Institute of TAFE; and Elizabeth Whitelaw, who is a Canberra Association for Regional Development councillor and a senior member of

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