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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (10 February) . . Page.. 28..

Standing committees-reports on annual and financial reports

Alteration to reporting dates

Motion (by Mr Wood , by leave) agreed to:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 25 September 2003, concerning the reports of the Standing Committees into the Annual and Financial reports for 2002-2003 be amended by omitting "by the first sitting day in 2004"and inserting a new paragraph:

(2A) If the Assembly is not sitting when the Standing Committees have completed their consideration of the Annual and Financial Reports for 2002-2003, the Committees may send their reports to the Speaker, or in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker, who is authorised to give directions for their printing, circulation and publication.

Education-Standing Committee

Report 4

MS MacDONALD (12.12): I present the following report:

Education-Standing Committee-Report 4-2002-2003 Annual and Financial Report: Department of Education, Youth and Family Services-2002 Annual Report: Canberra Institute of Technology, dated February 2004, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings

I seek leave to move a motion authorising the report for publication.

Leave granted.

MS MacDONALD: I move:

That the report be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MS MacDONALD: I move:

That the report be noted.

I do not wish to speak at length in regard to this to report, but I would like to outline it for the benefit of Assembly members. The Standing Committee on Education had the following annual and financial reports referred to it: the 2002-03 report of the Department of Education, Youth and Family Services, the 2002 report of the Canberra Institute of Technology and the 2002-03 annual report of the Building and Construction Industry and Training Fund Board.

The committee inquired into the DEYFS and CIT annual reports but it had no comment to make about the report of the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Board. The report makes seven recommendations in relation to the DEYFS and CIT annual and

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