Page 3490 - Week 09 - Thursday, 20 August 2009

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would recall it was the government which introduced the standing resolution on the Latimer House principles. Members will recall that, on 11 December last year, the Assembly resolved that the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure should inquire into appropriate mechanisms to coordinate and evaluate the implementation of the Latimer House principles in the governance of the ACT. I note that the committee tabled its report this morning in relation to this matter and the government will be considering it closely and will seek to respond formally in due course.

Of course, on the same day as that resolution was made, the Assembly adopted the Latimer House principles through a continuing resolution of the Assembly. The government welcomes the formal recognition the Assembly has given to the fundamental principles of democracy which are set out in the Latimer House principles and which establish a framework for the promotion of the rule of law, good governance and respect for human rights.

Returning to the code, it states in the preamble:

The position of Government Ministers is one of trust. A Minister has a great deal of discretionary power, being responsible for decisions which can markedly affect individuals, organisations, companies, and local communities.

Being a Minister demands the highest standards of probity, accountability, honesty, integrity and diligence in the exercise of their public duties …

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Burch): The discussion is concluded. The time for the discussion has now expired.


Motion (by Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Australian Institute of Sport

Australian cricket team

Essendon football team

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (4.11): I would like to briefly comment on a couple of issues that are sports related. Firstly, Mr Doszpot and I had the opportunity recently to visit and have a tour with Dr Peter Fricker of the Australian Institute of Sport. It was a sensational opportunity, a couple of hours there, looking at the wonderful facilities that we have at the AIS. It really is a national jewel for Australia.

We were particularly looking at the swimming facilities, the absolutely state-of-the-art swimming pool, and all the technology that they have going with that. We looked at the areas in biomechanics and spoke to some of the experts in that field. We were made to feel very welcome by Dr Peter Fricker and his staff. Indeed, we had the opportunity to have a chat with the former Cannons and Australian basketball coach,

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