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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 7 Hansard (30 June) . . Page.. 1885 ..

MR OSBORNE (continuing):

Obviously, there are things I would like to have seen in the report that just were not achievable, given the numbers; but, as I said earlier, I think all of us on the committee felt that it was more important to have a report that would take us forward, rather than everyone drawing a line in the sand. Things in the report do not go to the extent that I would have liked and perhaps went a little bit further than you would have liked, Mr Speaker, but I think overall the system that we undertook was a good one and a fair one. I would like to thank the different jurisdictions that we visited. We made a trip down to Tasmania and up to Brisbane. I think Mr Stanhope is going to adjourn the debate today, Mr Speaker. I will seek leave to speak further to the report.

I would like to sincerely thank the very patient and, dare I say it, cranky at times secretary to the committee, Mr Cummins, for his efforts. He put a hell of a lot of work into this report and really carried it on his own bat for a long time. I thank him for his professionalism and for his assistance. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Stanhope ) adjourned.


Inquiry - Public Hospital Waiting Lists - Alteration to Reporting Date

MR WOOD (9.29): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to move a motion to alter the reporting date for the Standing Committee on Health and Community Care's inquiry into public hospital waiting lists.

Leave granted.

MR WOOD: Mr Speaker, I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 19 November 1998, referring public hospital waiting lists to the Standing Committee on Health and Community Care, be amended by omitting "by the last sitting day of June 1999" and substituting "by 24 August 1999".

The report is well under way.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


Report No. 2 - Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance) (Amendment) Bill 1998

MR OSBORNE (9.30): Mr Speaker, pursuant to order, I present the report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety entitled "Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance) (Amendment) Bill 1998", including a dissenting report, together with extracts of the minutes of proceedings. I move:

That the report be noted.

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