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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 09 Hansard (Wednesday, 20 September 2006) . . Page.. 2940 ..

closures are far reaching—town planners have said that to me—and they are unconsidered.

MR SPEAKER: The member’s time has expired.

Question put:

That the bill be agreed to in principle.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 6

Noes 7

Mrs Dunne

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Ms MacDonald

Dr Foskey

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Berry

Ms Porter

Mr Pratt

Mr Gentleman

Mr Stanhope

Mr Seselja

Mr Hargreaves

Question so resolved in the negative.

Debate interrupted in accordance with standing order 74 and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour.

Sitting suspended from 12.26 to 2.30 pm.

Ministerial arrangements

MR STANHOPE: The Attorney-General and Minister for Planning is not available to take questions today as a result of a personal issue. I am happy to seek to respond or to assist members that may have questions for Mr Corbell in his capacities.

Questions without notice

Rhodium Asset Solutions Ltd

MR STEFANIAK: In light of the recent findings brought down by the Auditor General’s report on Rhodium Asset Solutions Ltd and the fact that these findings, as quoted in page 3 of the report, “are relevant not just to Rhodium Asset Solutions Ltd, but also to other Territory Owned Corporations and statutory bodies and to the ACT public sector as a whole”, can you assure the Assembly and the people of Canberra that the proper procedures and financial controls are in place to guarantee responsible governance and accountability in all other territory-owned corporations, statutory bodies and the ACT public service as a whole?

MR STANHOPE: It is a very important question. These are fundamental issues in relation to governance and accountability, and the capacity of governments to have confidence in territory-owned corporations, and indeed in government departments and other agencies and for the community to have similarly a level of confidence in the operations of government-owned organisations, and government instrumentalities and departments.

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