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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 1 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 44 ..

Standing committees-establishment

MR HARGREAVES (11.59): Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to move a motion to establish the general purpose standing committees of the Fifth Assembly.

Leave granted.


General Purpose Standing Committees

(1) The following general purpose standing committees be established and each committee to inquire into and report on matters referred to it by the Assembly or matters that are considered by the committee to be of concern to the community:

(a) a Standing Committee on Public Accounts to:

(i) examine:

(A) the accounts of the receipts and expenditure of the Australian Capital Territory;

(B) the financial affairs of authorities of the Australian Capital Territory; and

(C) all reports of the Auditor-General which have been presented to the Assembly;

(ii) report to the Assembly, with such comments as it thinks fit, any items or matters in those accounts, statements and reports, or any circumstances connected with them, to which the Committee is of the opinion that the attention of the Assembly should be directed;

(iii) inquire into any question in connection with the public accounts which is referred to it by the Assembly and to report to the Assembly on that question and

(iv) examine matters relating to economic and business development, small business, tourism, market and regulatory reform, public sector management, taxation and revenue and sustainability;

(b) a Standing Committee on Education to examine matters related to early childhood education and care, primary, secondary, post secondary and tertiary education, non-government education, arts and culture, sport and recreation;

(c) a Standing Committee on Health to examine matters related to hospitals, community, public and mental health, health promotion and disease prevention, disability services, drug and substance abuse and targeted health programs;

(d) a Standing Committee on Legal Affairs to perform the duties of a scrutiny of bills and subordinate legislation committee and examine matters related to community and individual rights, consumer rights, courts, police and emergency services, corrections including a prison, governance and industrial relations, administrative law, civil liberties

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