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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 17 November 2011) . . Page.. 5556 ..


MR SPEAKER: Members, let us not have a debate about this. Someone can take it up as a motion if they wish.

MS GALLAGHER: It is the largest single cost.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Gallagher, thank you.

MS GALLAGHER: I am trying to explain it for them, Mr Speaker. They do not understand. I table the following paper:

Queen’s visit to Canberra—Associated financial costs—October 2011.

Mr Smyth: Yes, but it is not the majority. No, $60,000 is not the majority cost.

MS GALLAGHER: It is the largest component of the cost.

MR SPEAKER: Order, members.

Papers

Mr Speaker presented the following paper:

Canberra Institute of Technology—Proposed merger with University of Canberra and Bradley Report—Letter from the Minister for Education and Training to the Speaker, dated 9 November 2011, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 20 October 2011.

Government—payment for goods and services

Paper and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Education and Training and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation): Pursuant to a resolution of the Assembly of 26 October 2011, I present the following paper:

ACT Government—Payment for goods and services—Outstanding ACT Government Invoices, as at 31 October 2011.

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

Leave granted.

MR BARR: On 26 October Mr Smyth brought forward a motion to the Assembly regarding payment for goods and services. An amended resolution was passed by the Assembly requiring the tabling by 17 November of a list of the number of current invoices by directorate that have been outstanding for more than 30 days, together with the average value as at 31 October 2011. In addition, the amount of interest paid to entities which have not been paid on time during the last and current financial years was also required to be tabled.


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