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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 30 March 2021) . . Page.. 588 ..


where the Assembly has already established a standing committee. However, under standing order 217, a standing committee is required to take care not to inquire into any matters which are being examined by a select committee. The select committee is required to table its final report on the last sitting day in October.

Committees—Standing

Membership

MADAM SPEAKER: Pursuant to standing order 223, the opposition wrote to me on 12 March 2021 advising of a proposed change to the membership of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. Mr Hanson proposed that, due to the resignation of Mr Coe, Mrs Kikkert be appointed to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. I agreed to the change on 12 March 2021.

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:

That the change to the membership of Standing Committee on Public Accounts, as proposed to and agreed to by the Speaker, be adopted.

Motion (by Mr Hanson) agreed to:

That Mrs Kikkert be discharged from the Standing Committee on Health and Community Wellbeing and that Mr Milligan be appointed in her place.

Committees—Standing

Amendment to resolution

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (12.09): I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 2 December 2020 that established the general purpose standing committees be amended by omitting paragraph (5) and substituting the following:

“(5) all bills presented to the Assembly stand referred to the relevant standing committee for inquiry and report within two months from the presentation of the bill, except for those bills introduced in the last sitting week of the calendar year where the committee shall report in three months. Within 14 days of the presentation of the bill in the Assembly, the committee must decide whether or not to undertake an inquiry, and shall inform the Speaker of its decision, the Speaker must then arrange for all members to be notified. In the event that the subject matter of the bill makes it unclear which committee it should be referred to, the Speaker will determine the appropriate committee;”

This is just a consequential change to the standing order changes that went through earlier.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Legislative Assembly—members’ code of conduct

Motion (by Mr Parton) agreed to:


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