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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 4152..

MR MULCAHY (continuing):

provides a summary of the government's response in relation to these. The committee made five recommendations covering various aspects of financial reporting and accountability in the ACT public sector. The first recommendation was:

The Committee recommends that the Chief Minister's Department ensure that ACT Government agencies comply with sections 1.9 and 1.10 of the Chief Minister's Annual Report Directions.

Recommendation 2 states:

The Committee recommends that as a matter of standard practice, joint venture agreements with a Territory entity in which the Territory has a 'controlling interest' should include a provision that requires the audited financial statements to be provided to the Territory entity.

That has, of course, come out in the report filed yesterday as well. It is an area which we would hope will be addressed by the territory government. Recommendation 3 recommends that the annual reports of territory entities be legally required to include the audited financial statements of all entities in which the territory has a controlling interest relevant to the same matter. Recommendation 4 states:

The Committee recommends that the Government inform the Assembly on the outcome of Treasury's review of superannuation contributions owing to eligible Totalcare Industries Limited and Australian International Hotel School employees.

Recommendation 5 states:

The Committee recommends that the Legislative Assembly for the ACT note the findings of Auditor-General's Report No 7 of 2005: 2004-05 Financial Audits.

Once again, I would like to pay credit to the work involved in producing this report. It is quite an extensive document, running to some 46 pages. That is not a small task to be undertaken. I would again compliment the contributions from the deputy chair, Dr Foskey; Ms Karin MacDonald, those who assisted the committee with its deliberations, and the committee office. I will not be here later this afternoon when the customary end of year remarks are made, as my eldest son is graduating with his law and arts degrees today, but I would also take this opportunity to commend Ms Andrea Cullen for the very professional work she undertakes on behalf of our committee. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Sitting pattern—2007

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Planning) (11.41): I move:

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