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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 4 Hansard (16 April) . . Page.. 953 ..

MS FOLLETT (continuing):

they are the forerunner to some quite significant events in this area, proposed amendments to the Children's Services Act. The committee has pointed out that it might well be appropriate for the Minister to take steps to ensure that there are more informative descriptions included in the Gazette in the future. The committee has, in fact, taken up that matter with the Minister previously and believes that it might be helpful if similar procedures - that is, a more fulsome explanation - are also applied to regulations so that members of the Assembly who are interested in them can get some information on what has been proposed.

Mr Speaker, I commend the report to the Assembly. I thank my fellow committee members for having elected me as the chair of the committee. I will certainly endeavour to do justice to that position; but I can warn the Assembly that, should Professor Whalan ever decide to retire, that committee will be in grave difficulty, no matter who is in the chair.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Ms Follett. I can only agree with you.

Inquiries into Education and Training for Overseas Students and Sport

MR KAINE: Mr Speaker, I wish to inform the Assembly, pursuant to standing order 246A, that on 5 March 1996 the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism resolved to inquire into and report on two matters. The first of those is: The marketing and provision of ACT government and non-government education and training services to overseas students, with particular reference to: (a) the aims of providing ACT education resources for overseas students; (b) the cost of marketing; (c) the cost of providing those resources; (d) the financial and other benefits to the ACT of present policies; (e) proposed future developments; (f) the coordination of activities between agencies; and (g) any related matter.

The second is: The opportunities for fostering new and existing representative, commercial and other sports in the ACT, with particular reference to: (a) their potential contribution to the ACT economy; (b) the cost of fostering such sports; (c) the extent and nature of and benefits from government assistance; and (d) any related matter.


MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer) (4.52): I ask for leave to present the Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 1995-96.

Leave granted.

MRS CARNELL: I present the Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 1995-96 and its explanatory memorandum, together with an information document entitled "Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 1995-96 - Department of Health and Community Care".

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