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sector as the vehicle for the future success of the centralised checking system. As my colleague Amanda Bresnan has said earlier, we will be supporting this bill.

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Community Services, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Women and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs) (5.24), in reply: The amendments that have been circulated are sensible and reflect the intent of the bill. I would like to thank the Community Services Directorate team who have worked so hard on this, as I mentioned before, and also thank the community sector for their involvement. These reforms have been lengthy and comprehensive, as I think has been acknowledged here. But we took the time necessary to make sure that we have a scheme that reflects the needs and the environment for service and care provision.

I do just want to note that it is a shame Mrs Dunne manages to cause insult and offence to the Community Services Directorate at every opportunity she has. The directorate does all it can to serve the government and our community. But I have come to expect nothing less from Mrs Dunne than her negativity and rudeness. Unfortunately, I do not think I will be surprised if she does not change her habits.

That said, Madam Deputy Speaker, again I want to thank all those involved in bringing the Working with Vulnerable People (Consequential Amendments) Bill to this place and also thank members for its passage through the Assembly today.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Auditor-General’s report No 10

Ministerial statement

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Education and Training and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation), by leave: On 23 August this year the chair of the public accounts committee informed the Assembly that the committee had resolved not to inquire further into the Auditor-General’s report No 10 2010 entitled 2009-10 financial audits.

As the committee has made no recommendations for further action, I advise that the government’s position on this matter remains unchanged from that reflected in the government’s submission provided to the committee on 5 August 2011.


Motion by Mr Barr proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

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