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Mrs Dunne: If you actually read some of our policies from time to time you wouldn’t be quite so surprised.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Excuse me, I think we need to decide this matter.

Mr Barr: The Greens need a little more time, but I am happy for it to be adjourned to a later hour at this stage.

Mr Seselja: Later hour this day; I think that is the agreement, Caroline. I think it is a “no” to Ms Le Couteur’s motion, unless she wants to recast it. Then we could vote on it.

MS LE COUTEUR: I do not wish to recast the motion. I prefer that it be made an order of the day for the next sitting.

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (11.09): I move:

Omit “for the next sitting”, substitute: “for a later hour this day”.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Report 1

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (11.09): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Report 1—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2007-2008, dated 24 June 2009, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

The Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety has inquired into a range of annual reports in the purview of the committee and has made 11 recommendations which cover a whole range of those agencies. We inquired into the ACT Electoral Commission; the Human Rights Commission; the Ombudsman; ACT Policing; the Department of Justice and Community Safety, including the Emergency Services Agency; the Director of Public Prosecutions; the ICRC; the Legal Aid Commission; the Public Advocate; the Public Trustee; and the victims of crime support program.

We made 11 recommendations. Those recommendations range from advice to the Department of Justice and Community Safety about the quality of their report, which was not very high in comparison to some of the other reports that we have seen come before us, to a range of important public policy issues in relation to, for instance, the

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