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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 5 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 1371 ..

MR CORBELL (3.44): Just in very brief response to the Chief Minister's comments, without wanting to pre-empt an item on the notice paper, I think it is quite clear that there is common agreement, certainly from this side of the house, that there is a need for a code of conduct for non-Executive members of this place. I think tomorrow the Assembly will be considering just such a referral to the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure. All Labor members will be working vigorously to try to progress that issue so that there is such a code for non-Executive members in place.

MR MOORE (Minister for Health and Community Care) (3.44): On this matter and on the matter that Mr Corbell raised, which we will no doubt discuss tomorrow, I would encourage members to consider as a further guide a commissioner for parliamentary ethics. That is something I have been very keen on and something I believe will assist us in the delivery of our duties and make sure that we do them in the most effective way we can and in the ethically most appropriate way.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following papers:

Ministerial Travel Report from 1 April to 30 June 1998.

Financial Management Act -

Pursuant to section 14, an instrument directing a transfer of funds between appropriations and a statement of reasons.

Pursuant to section 15, an instrument directing a reallocation of funds and a statement of reasons for the reallocation.

Pursuant to section 15A, instruments (2) reclassifying funding and statements of reasons for the reallocation.

Pursuant to section 17, instruments (2) varying appropriation related to Commonwealth funding and a statement of reasons for Variations to Appropriation.

Pursuant to section 18, Statement of Expenditure for the year ended 30 June 1998.

Pursuant to section 26, the Consolidated Financial Management Reports for the periods ending 31 May 1998 and 30 June 1998.

The papers were circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting.

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