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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 8 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 2999 ..


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Public Accounts-Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MR SMYTH (Leader of the Opposition): Mr Speaker, I have been authorised by the standing Committee on Public Accounts to make a statement on their behalf under standing order 246A concerning a new inquiry. The Standing Committee on Public Accounts agreed on 6 August 2003 that the committee would resolve to undertake an inquiry into the General Agreement on Trade in Services, with special reference to: the implications for governance in the ACT; the impact on regulation, funding and provision of central services; the capacity for flexibility in local decision-making; consultation with the community; sustainability; and any other related matter.

The committee will shortly advertise the inquiry through the print media, invite submissions from interested groups and individuals, and later hold public hearings. The closing date for submissions is 30 September 2003 and the committee is expecting to report to the Assembly before the end of this year.

Health-Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS TUCKER: Mr Speaker, I wish to make a statement regarding a new inquiry. The Standing Committee on Health has resolved to conduct an inquiry into and report on maternity services in the ACT, with particular reference to: continuity of care available throughout pregnancy and during and following birth all areas and professional services related to the delivery of maternity services; comparative costs and benefits of different models of maternity services and systems; strategies for involving consumers in the planning and provision of maternity services; impact of medical indemnity insurance on the provision of maternity services; and any other related matter.

Executive business-precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Totalcare-disposal of undertakings

Mr Quinlan, pursuant to standing order 128, fixed the next day of sitting for the moving of notice No 3, executive business.

Civil Law (Wrongs) Amendment Bill 2003

Detail stage

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clauses 2 to 9, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

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