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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 12 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 3698..


Review of library service

Paper and statement by minister

MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella—Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Housing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs): For the information of members, I present the following paper.

Consolidation of library services—Provision of consultancy services—Going forward together project 7—contract No C06424, version dated 24 August 2006.

I ask for leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR HARGREAVES: It is a matter of wide public knowledge that I have announced the closure of the Griffith library from 1 December 2006. Among the calls for further information about the decision and the report from Dr Lunn on her review of the library services was a call for the terms of reference that she was given. The Government Procurement Act 2001 requires all contracts of $50,000 or more to be placed on the BASIS website. Dr Lunn's contract was for an amount less than $50,000, if one discounts GST, and, in the normal course of business, would not be placed on that website. However, I asked that special efforts be made to put the contract on the website. I am happy to announce that it went up yesterday.

The terms of reference are embodied in the contract at schedule 2 item 2. It is an unremarkable contract that required Dr Lunn to review all library services, examine the movement of library expenses against national benchmarks and examine the ACT Legislative Assembly and heritage libraries. I have tabled the contract for the information of members.

Papers

Mr Corbell presented the following papers:

Petition—out-of-order

Melba shops—upgrade to car parking—Mr Stefaniak (925 citizens).

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

Agents Act—Agents Amendment Regulation 2006 (No 3)—Subordinate Law SL2006-47 (LR, 2 November 2006).

Health Act—Health (Interest Charge) Determination 2006 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2006-241 (LR, 9 November 2006).

Public Health Act—Public Health Amendment Regulation 2006 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2006-48 (LR, 2 November 2006).


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