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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 5 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 1246 ..


MR SPEAKER: Pursuant to subsections 4(3) and 8(4) of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Act 1997, I present an authorisation to broadcast given to government offices to receive broadcasts of committee proceedings and authorisations for a number of television and radio networks in relation to proceedings of the Select Committee on Estimates for the periods 20 to 24 July and 18 August 1998, proceedings of the Assembly today relating to the presentation of the report of the Select Committee on Estimates 1998-99 and the ministerial statement on the very high speed train service.


MR SPEAKER: I present the following papers:

Statutory Appointments Act, pursuant to subparagraph 4(1)(a)(i) -

Instrument of nomination, dated 4 June 1998.

Administration (Interstate Agreements) Act, pursuant to paragraph 7(a) -

Instrument of nomination, dated 20 July 1998.

Authorisation for the Tendering of Extract from Tabled Papers to Supreme Court in Manuka Business Association Incorporation & Ors v ACT & Anor, dated 14 July 1998.

Paper and Ministerial Statement

MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer): For the information of members, I present the legislation program for the spring 1998 sittings and I ask for leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I am pleased to present the Government's legislation program for the spring 1998 session. This program continues the Government's commitment to provide the people of Canberra with a safe, fair and prosperous place in which to live and work. We propose to introduce a number of Bills which will deliver on the Government's objective of improving the accessibility and responsiveness of the criminal and civil justice systems to the community. A key measure will be a Bill to reform the criminal injuries compensation scheme to better target assistance provided

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