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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 13 Hansard (Tuesday, 25 November 2014) . . Page.. 3929 ..


I am pleased to present this petition today. I hope the minister will be able to provide certainty and surety to the Canberra deaf community that pathways to interpreting and accredited courses at CIT will remain in the ACT.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 26

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 26, dated 21 November 2014, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR DOSZPOT: Scrutiny report 26 contains the committee’s comments on seven bills, 28 pieces of subordinate legislation and three government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MR SMYTH (Brindabella): Pursuant to standing order 246A I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. The Standing Committee on Public Accounts recently resolved, on 17 November 2014, to inquire into and report to the Legislative Assembly on the proposed Appropriation (Loose-fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication) Bill 2014-2015. The terms of reference for the committee’s inquiry are the draft bill together with its explanatory statement. The committee has called for written submissions to the inquiry, with a closing date of close of business on Wednesday, 26 November 2014. The committee will be holding public hearings on Friday, 28 November 2014 and Monday, 1 December 2014. The committee expects to complete its report on Wednesday, 3 December 2014 and to publish it on that day.

Appropriation (Loose-fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication) Bill 2014-2015

Reference to Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Motion (by Mr Smyth), by leave, agreed to:

That in relation to the inquiry by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts into the consultation copy of the Appropriation (Loose-fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication) Bill 2014-2015, if the Assembly is not sitting when the report is completed, the Speaker, or, in the absence of the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker, is authorised to give directions for its printing, publication and circulation.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


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