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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 3 June 2021) . . Page.. 1691 ..


because of the election, which was usual practice. We would like to see standalone scrutiny of the budget through an estimates process by the standing committees, to get a good idea of how this process will work, before we draw conclusions on it.

I suggest that, rather than Mr Hanson bringing this matter into the chamber, and not raising it through admin and procedure, thus undermining that process that admin and procedure had already committed to undertaking, we actually refer this motion. I have circulated another motion in the chamber, but we should refer Mr Hanson’s motion back to admin and procedure so that all of the good points that Mr Hanson feels inclined to raise can go to that forum. It has already been determined that we will have a review of all the points he has just raised in that forum.

Debate (on motion by Mr Braddock) adjourned to the next sitting.

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee

Reference

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (11.26), by leave: I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure, in its review of possible structures of the Committee system for the 10th Assembly, recommended a trial of budget estimates going to the general purpose standing committees;

(2) acknowledges that the budget estimates consideration for the 2021-2022 budget estimates will be the first stand-alone process for the general purpose standing committees; and

(3) refers the evaluation of the trial to the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure after the 2021-2022 budget process as part of a broader review of the estimates process for inquiry and report by the end of 2021.

Mr Assistant Speaker, I am glad to give you a new process to learn about while you are in the chair. I will not go into detail, as I have already covered it off when speaking to Mr Hanson’s motion. We have a process in place on admin and procedure to consider all of the things that Mr Hanson feels inclined to consider. This motion covers off on that, so that the process that we are undertaking and how it will work are very clear.

I look forward to Mr Hanson’s passionate debate during admin and procedure, as we reconcile these issues with a good understanding of what it is that we want to achieve and how it is working, in practice, once we have had one stand-alone review of the estimates and budget process by the standing committees.

MR BRADDOCK (Yerrabi) (11.28): I would like to thank Mr Hanson for bringing the previous motion to this Assembly. I appreciate the irony, in terms of his bringing a motion to the Assembly when it is a matter that is under consideration by the committee, but I will not say anything further on that.


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