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have quite a few components that it will be tricky to give notice to the community about which area of that portfolio is going to be debated.

It is for that reason that I think we might have to refine this list so, for instance, within sustainable development we list planning or we list heritage, or within the Treasury portfolio we list the insurance authority as being one of the subjects or gaming or racing or something along those lines. For the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, perhaps we should split those up as three separate events, so tourism is on one day, sport is on one day and recreation is on another.

That may well give the community a bit more notice, and it is that benefit I was actually proposing. I will be writing to the Speaker and to the admin and procedure committee making that suggestion. Again, I would like to thank Mr Hargreaves for his contribution and for moving this change to the temporary standing orders.

MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella) (10.59), in reply: I thank members for their contributions to the debate on both of these motions. We will see what the review entails. I thank Mr Coe for his contribution, I thank Ms Bresnan for her contribution, and I thank the Speaker for his contribution and Mrs Dunne as members of the committee. I particularly thank the manager for government business, Mr Corbell, for his contribution. With a heavy workload you could sometimes think, “Yes, it’s a bit tough.” But I would like to pay my respects to Mr Corbell as one of the people who knows about parliamentary process in this place and whose advice I have often sought about parliamentary process in this place. To have his contribution is a valuable thing, and I thank members.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee


MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella) (11.01): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that Professor Denise Bradley has recently presented a report to the ACT Minister for Education and Training on “Options for future collaborations of the Canberra Institute of Technology and the University of Canberra”;

(b) that Professor Bradley was not provided with any financial data to assist in her deliberations and was not asked to provide any recommendation as to the financial implications of any recommendations; and

(c) that this is the third review in the last 12 months involving the Canberra Institute of Technology and Canberra University, none of which has examined the financial context or consequences of changes to current administrative arrangements; and

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