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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 7 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 2290..

Leave granted.


: Mr Speaker, these documents are tabled in accordance with sections 31A and 79 of the Public Sector Management Act, which require the tabling of all executive contracts and contract variations. Contracts were previously tabled on 17 June 2003. Today I have presented four long-term contracts, five short-term contracts and three contract variations. The details of the contracts will be circulated to members.

Annual reports-declarations and directions



(Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for the Environment) (3.10): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following papers:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act-Annual Reports 2002-2003-

Declarations-pursuant to sections 4, 5 and 8.

Directions-pursuant to sections 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the papers.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Review of ACT business regulation

Paper and statement by minister


(Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism and Minister for Sport, Racing and Gaming): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Business Regulation Review Committee-Review of ACT Business Regulation-Report to the ACT Government (presented 21 November 2002)-Government response, dated June 2003.

I seek leave to make a short statement.

Leave granted.


: Mr Speaker, in November 2002 I tabled a report on business regulation prepared by the Business Regulation Review Committee. That report was commissioned by me to satisfy a government election promise. This government is very aware of the important role played by local businesses in providing employment. These businesses provide a firm basis on which a dynamic Canberra economy can continue to grow and prosper.

The committee's report included a wide range of recommendations that could be adopted by government to assist local businesses through clarifying the need for

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