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I request that the minister table all these representations in the Assembly. I also request that the minister provide to the Assembly all the advice he received from ACTPLA and other government agencies about the bill and the earlier version of the bill, the Building (Energy Efficient Hot Water Systems) Legislation Amendment Bill 2009. Additionally, given the answer to my question about the commentary on the changes to the BCA, could I receive copies of the written commentary that ACTPLA provided on that matter to the Building Codes Board?

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Children and Young People, Minister for Planning and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation): I will take that as a question on notice. It would certainly be helpful if Ms Le Couteur would put that in writing and then I will happily respond to it as a question on notice. That might be the best way to proceed with that level of information. It is not a question; it is a strange request.

MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo): I will happily put it in writing.


Ms Gallagher presented the following paper:

Strategic Budget Review—Department of Territory and Municipal Services, including appendices, prepared by Ernst and Young, dated 9 December 2008.

Operations of the Gene Technology Regulator—quarterly report

Paper and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Treasurer, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Services and Minister for Women): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Gene Technology Act, pursuant to subsection 136A(3)—Operations of the Gene Technology Regulator—Quarterly report—1 January to 31 March 2009, dated 26 May 2009.

I seek leave to make a short statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: Under section 136A of the Gene Technology Act 2003, the regulator must prepare and give the ACT Minister for Health quarterly reports on the operation of the regulator under the act as soon as practicable after the end of the quarterly reporting period. According to the reporting requirement of the Gene Technology Act 2003, the Minister for Health must present a copy of the quarterly report of the Gene Technology Regulator to the Assembly within six sitting days after receipt of the report.

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