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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 839..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

primary legislation. Similar powers are also moved from the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2000 to the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1999 by this bill.

The changes enacted by this bill are important to ensure the government is able to pursue desirable policy outcomes in the taxi industry in the future without unnecessary and unhelpful legislative restrictions. The bill also ensures good regulatory practice by moving enter-and-search powers to their appropriate location in primary legislation.

Debate (on motion by Mr Mulcahy ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Public Accounts-Standing Committee

Report 5

MR MULCAHY (Molonglo) (11.29): I present the following report:

Public Accounts-Standing Committee-Report 5-Report on annual and financial reports 2004-2005, dated 27 March 2006, including a dissenting report (Mr Mulcahy), 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.

MR MULCAHY: I move:

That the report be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MR MULCAHY: I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR MULCAHY: I am pleased to speak to report No 5 of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Report on annual and financial reports 2004-05. The resolution of the Assembly of 18 October 2005 relating to the referral of annual and financial reports 2004-05 referred some 21 annual and financial reports of government departments and agencies for the 2004-05 financial year to the committee for inquiry. The resolution of the Assembly was amended on 13 December 2005 by adding a further report to the reports referred to the committee.

The following annual and financial reports were referred to the committee: ACT Auditor-General, ACT Cleaning Industry Long Service Leave Board, ACT Construction Industry Long Service Leave Board, ACT Gambling and Racing Commission, ACT Government Procurement Board, ACT Insurance Authority, ACT Legislative Assembly Secretariat, Actew Corporation, ACTTAB Ltd, Australian Capital Tourism Corporation, Australian International Hotel School, Chief Minister's Department, Commissioner for Occupational Health and Safety, Commissioner for Public Administration, Department


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