Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 3 July 2008) . . Page.. 2778 ..
A supplementary question was: “What other international or domestic travel for members between now and October have you approved and what is the funding source?” In order to provide an answer today, rather than in August when the Assembly next meets, I provide the following information: if there are any approvals in the time available that I have not seen, I will advise the Assembly accordingly.
I have approved the attendance of members of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment at a conference in Sydney in July. The travel will be funded from the committee budget. I understand a member will be travelling to the ASPG conference in Brisbane in July, although I have not been able to ascertain whether formal approval has yet been given for the travel. That travel will be funded from the member’s study trip allocation.
The Kiribati trip that Mr Mulcahy referred to in his question is CPA travel, and he may be aware from his attendance in Perth last year at the CPA seminar that CPA travel is not approved by the Speaker; that travel is determined in accordance with a roster which is agreed to by the branch. In accordance with that roster, a Labor member will be attending the CPA conference in Malaysia in August, and two Labor members will be attending the regional conference in Hobart after crossbench members declined to nominate for one of the positions.
In addition, Mrs Dunne will be attending a meeting in Sydney on 21 July on behalf of the ACT branch in relation to Commonwealth Women’s Parliamentarians Group issues. The CPA travel will be funded from the interparliamentary relations part of the Assembly budget.
I will be attending the Presiding Officers and Clerks conference in Adelaide next week. This travel will be funded from the secretariat budget.
This sort of travel, in my view, is an extremely important part of the work that we do in the Assembly and I endorse it completely.
MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (7.10): I table, for the information of members, an additional explanatory statement to the Crimes (Forensic Procedures) Bill which I neglected to do during the debate. For completeness, I table that explanatory statement now. I present the following paper:
Crimes (Forensic Procedures) Bill 2008—Supplementary explanatory statement to the Government amendments.
Motion by Mr Corbell proposed:
That the Assembly do now adjourn.