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I think it is also appropriate at this time to make the point—and I will not dwell on it—that in a week or two it will be the second anniversary of the announcement by the commonwealth government of the abolition of ATSIC. I think it is appropriate that we pause and reflect on the implications of the new approach to indigenous affairs in Australia. In a couple of weeks, it will be two years since ATSIC was abolished and we have now moved into the new era of mutual obligation and shared responsibility. After two years, as we look for the progress that has been achieved as a result of this term, we will in future continue to reflect on that particular policy decision.

MR SPEAKER: Order! The member’s time has expired.

Mr Stanhope: Mr Speaker, I ask that further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Auditor-General’s report No 1 of 2006

Mr Speaker presented the following paper:

Auditor-General Act—Auditor-General’s Report No 1/2006—Regulation of Charitable Collections and Incorporated Associations, dated 27 March 2006.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Minister for Health and Minister for Planning) (3.28): I ask leave to move a motion to authorise publication of Auditor-General’s Report No 1 of 2006.

Leave granted.


That the Assembly authorises the publication of the Auditor-General’s Report No 1 2006.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Executive contracts

Papers and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs, and Acting Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Business, Minister for Tourism, Minister for Sport and Recreation, and Minister for Racing and Gaming): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Public Sector Management Act, pursuant to sections 31A and 79—Copies of executive contracts or instruments—

Contract variations:

Brett Phillips, dated 23 February 2006.

Darro Stinson, dated 16 February and 6 March 2006.

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