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Territory-owned Corporations Act, pursuant to subsection 19(3)—Statements of Corporate Intent—

ACTEW Corporation Ltd—2011-12 to 2014-15.

ACTTAB—1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012—

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: In accordance with section 19(3) of the Territory-owned Corporations Act 1990, I am pleased to present the 2011-12 statements of corporate intent for Actew and ACTTAB. The statements of corporate intent outline the key commercial objectives, main undertakings, business and corporate strategies as well as the financial outlook extending from 2011-12 and throughout the forward estimates period. I do not intend at this point to elaborate further on the Actew and ACTTAB statements of corporate intent, which have been prepared in keeping with the requirements of section 20 of the Territory-owned Corporations Act 1990. I commend both documents to the Assembly.

Committee report—government response

Paper and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Education and Training and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 14—Review of Auditor-General’s Report No 6 of 2009: Government Office Accommodation—Interim report—February 2011—Government response, including CD and a copy of consultant’s report and background papers (16).

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: I table the government’s response to the interim report from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on the Auditor-General’s report No 6 2009: Government office accommodation. The committee’s interim report was released in anticipation of the government’s budget deliberations. The three recommendations essentially sought to politicise this process. As such, the government has not agreed with the recommendations of this interim report. I will outline more of the detail of this now.

The first recommendation suggested that the government should not make a final decision about the project until the committee has been provided the relevant background information and analysis. As members would be aware, a significant amount of preparatory work and analysis has been undertaken by a team of industry experts that covered a broad range of economic, environmental, design, planning,

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