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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1335..


notice No 1, Assembly Business, relating to the appointment of a Select Committee on Estimates 2003-2004 being called on forthwith.

Estimates 2003-2004-Select Committee

Appointment

Motion (by Mr Smyth ) agreed to:

That:

(1) a Select Committee on Estimates 2003-2004 be appointed to examine the expenditure proposals contained in the Appropriation Bill 2003-2004 and any revenue estimates proposed by the Government in the 2003-2004 Budget;

(2) the Committee be composed of:

(a) two Members to be nominated by the Government;

(b) two Members to be nominated by the Opposition; and

(c) one Member to be nominated by the Crossbench

to be notified in writing to the Speaker by 4.00 pm today;

(3) the Committee report by 17 June 2003;

(4) if the Assembly is not sitting when the Committee has completed its inquiry the Committee may send its report to the Speaker or, in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker who is authorised to give directions for its printing, publishing and circulation; and

(5) the foregoing provisions of this resolution so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.

Health and Community Care-Standing Committee (Fourth Assembly)

Report No 11-government response

Debate resumed from 26 September 2002, on motion by Mr Stanhope:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

MR CORNWELL (11.41): I do not have very much to say. It took the government 12 months to reply to the recommendations of report No 11 about elder abuse in the ACT. The response came down in September 2002. The government has not yet, as far as I am aware, implemented the recommendations agreed to in the response brought down in September 2002. I have covered that matter by way of question No 497 on the Assembly notice paper. I look forward to the government's response.

MS DUNDAS (11.42): I will be brief. Elder abuse is an important issue in our community. I am glad that the Assembly investigated it and that we were able to get the new government of the Fifth Assembly to respond to the report of the Fourth Assembly into elder abuse.


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