Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 20 October 2005) . . Page.. 3924 ..
a statement, on behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, on its reviews of the Auditor-General’s report No 4 and Auditor-General’s report No 6 of 2004.
On 3 August 2004, the Auditor-General’s report No 4 of 2004, Data reliability for reporting on the ACT “No Waste by 2010” strategy, was referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for inquiry. On 4 November 2004, the Auditor-General’s report No 6 of 2004, Workers’ Compensation Supplementation Fund, was referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for inquiry. Consequently, the committee received briefings from the Auditor-General in relation to the aforementioned reports on 3 August 2005. The committee considered inquiring into the reports and resolved that they do not warrant further inquiry.
Ordered that executive business be called on.
Dr Foskey: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to table a petition.
Statement by Speaker
MR SPEAKER: Before I ask whether leave is granted to Dr Foskey, I would just like to refer the Assembly to the large number of standing orders that deal with the issue of presentation of petitions. I make no observations about the petition that Dr Foskey is seeking leave to present, but my guess is that not many members would know what is in the petition. There is some history in other parliaments where petitions have been the subject of debate, critical of members, because of the style of petition that has been put forward. I repeat that I make no observation about the petition that Dr Foskey seeks to put forward. I merely draw attention to the need for petitions to be processed in accordance with the standing orders. Is leave granted for Dr Foskey to table this petition?
Dr Foskey, by leave, presented the following paper:
Petition—out of order
Glebe Park—Petition regarding the development of adjacent land.
Mr Corbell: In passing, I remind Dr Foskey that there is a procedure. By convention, the manager of government business is always happy to table out-of-order petitions and that is often the process that is adopted in this place. If members do have an out-of-order petition, it is possible to raise it with the government and it can be tabled in that way.
MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Minister for Health and Minister for Planning) (11.32): I move:
That the resolution of the Assembly of 9 December 2004, as amended 17 March