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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 4 Hansard (21 April) . . Page.. 1079 ..


MR SPEAKER: Pursuant to subsection 8(4) of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Act 1997, I present an authorisation to broadcast given to a number of television and radio networks in relation to, firstly, proceedings of the Assembly for today, 21 April 1999, concerning debate on the Occupational Health and Safety (Amendment) Bill 1999 and the Dangerous Goods (Amendment) Bill 1999; and secondly, a public hearing of the Standing Committee on Health and Community Care inquiry into hospital waiting lists, both surgical and non-surgical, on 29 April 1999.


Papers and Ministerial Statement

MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer: Mr Speaker, I present, for the information of members and pursuant to sections 31A and 79 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, copies of long-term contracts made with Mick Lilley and Megan Smithies, short-term contracts made with Brian Johnson and John Wynants, a schedule D variation made with Ken Horsham, performance agreements made with Linda Webb, Guy Thurston, Paul Rayner and Stewart Ellis, and performance agreements and schedule D variations made with Sue Birtles, Elizabeth Fowler, John Thwaite, Gordon Davidson, Allan Eggins, Beverley Forner and Glenys Beauchamp. I ask for leave to make a very short statement, Mr Speaker.

Leave granted.

MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, as always, I alert members to the issue of privacy and personal information that may be contained in these contracts. I ask members to deal sensitively with the information and to respect the privacy of individual executives.



MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Community Safety and Minister Assisting the Treasurer): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the consolidated financial management report for the month and financial year to date ending 28 February 1999, pursuant to section 26 of the Financial Management Act 1996. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting.


Discussion of Matter of Public Importance

MR SPEAKER: I have received a letter from Mr Hird proposing that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Assembly for discussion, namely:

The importance of options for schooling into the next century.

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