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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 12 Hansard (12 November) . . Page.. 3443 ..

Leave granted.

MR WOOD: Mr Speaker, it gives me pleasure today to table the agreement which will provide funding of $1.6 million to the Institute of the Arts at the Australian National University over a three-year period. This includes $800,000 per year which had not been returned when the former government acknowledged, in part, the error it had made in removing funding from NITA. I am pleased today to table it, because at lunchtime I attended a function at Ainslie Primary School to acknowledge this agreement and I heard about some of the wonderful outcomes of that funding.

At the budget Estimates Committee hearings earlier this year, Mr Humphries requested that the funding agreement be tabled in the Assembly; so here it is. It is a very significant agreement and is the fulfilment of an election commitment to restore the institute's funding to pre-1999 levels. It ensures an increased benefit to the ACT community through access to the excellent staff, the program and the facilities of the institute. It demonstrates the benefit to Canberra of partnerships between the ACT government and the national institutions and between arts and education.


Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act-ACTION Authority Annual Report 2001-02-Addendum.

Mr Wood presented the following papers:

Performance reports

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 25A-Quarterly departmental performance reports for the September quarter 2002 for the following departments or agencies:

Education, Youth and Family Services.

Attorney-General's and Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Corrections (within Department of Justice and Community Safety).

Disability, Housing and Community Services.

Chief Minister's.

Urban Services.

Economic Development, Business, Tourism and Sport (within the Chief Minister's Department).


Planning (within Department of Urban Services).

Industrial Relations and WorkCover (within the Chief Minister's Department.

National Road Transport Commission Act (Commonwealth)-National Road Transport Commission-Annual Report 2002, including financial statements and report by the Australian National Audit Office.

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64-

Agents Act-

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