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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 8 Hansard (7 August) . . Page.. 2481 ..

Mr Speaker (continuing):

Pursuant to section 4-Authority to broadcast proceedings-Authorisations (2), dated 1 August 2001, given to specified government offices to receive sound broadcasts of the Legislative Assembly and committee proceedings, subject to the certain conditions.

Study trips-

Report by Mr Berry, MLA-Education and Training Conference-Adelaide-July 2001.

Report by Mr Quinlan, MLA-Meeting with Victorian Minister for Sport-Melbourne-July 2001.

Questions without notice

Bruce Stadium

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, I wish to correct a matter which I mentioned in answer to a question from Mr Stanhope today in question time. I referred to the fact that Mr Tonkin had written to the Auditor-General clarifying or correcting the earlier impression he had created about the so-called inquiry or review done by Mr Gilmour. I am advised that that was not the case, that he had not written subsequently to advise of the error, although the matter has been well ventilated in the public arena. That is basically because the inquiry by the Auditor-General has been concluded. I wanted to correct that on the record, lest I be accused of misleading.

Board of inquiry into disability services-extract of interim report relating to death of Brett Ponting

Motion to authorise publication-statement by minister

MR HUMPHRIES (Chief Minister, Minister for Community Affairs and Treasurer) (3.56): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Board of Inquiry into disability services-Interim Report, pages 1-4, 28-42-Canberra, 1 June 2001 for Public Release.

I ask for leave to move a motion authorising publication of the extract.

Leave granted.


That the Assembly authorises publication of an extract interim report of the disability inquiry relating to the death of Brett Ponting.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MR HUMPHRIES: I ask for leave to make a statement in relation to the report.

Leave granted.

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