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The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and referred to the appropriate ministers for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petitions were received.

ACT Supermarket Competition Policy—Select Committee

Reporting date

Motion (by Ms Le Couteur), by leave, agreed to:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 22 September 2011, as amended 29 March 2012, relating to the referral of the ACT Supermarket Competition Policy to a select committee for inquiry and report be amended by omitting the words “by the last sitting week in June 2012” and substituting “by the last sitting day in August 2012” and by inserting a new paragraph (4A):

“(4A) if the Assembly is not sitting when the report is completed the Speaker, or, in the absence of the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker, is authorised to give directions for its printing, publication and circulation;”.

Election Commitments Costing Bill 2011 Exposure Draft—Select Committee


MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (10.04): Pursuant to the order of the Assembly of 17 November 2011, as amended on 29 March and 9 May 2012, I present the following report:

Election Commitments Costing Bill 2011 Exposure Draft—Select Committee—Report—Inquiry into Election Commitments Costing Bill 2011 Exposure Draft, dated 6 June 2012, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

Mr Speaker, I am very pleased to present the report of the Select Committee on the Elections Commitments Costing Bill 2011 Exposure Draft. We have been deliberating on this relatively important matter in what I think has been quite a short time frame. It did tend to be a little bit longer than we had first anticipated. Some of that was just the normal routine of making sure we could get it into members’ diaries as well as being able to arrange for suitable individuals to come and present evidence to the committee. I would like to start by thanking my colleagues Mr Barr and Mr Rattenbury for their contributions and acknowledging the work of our secretary, Mr Snedden, and his colleagues who supported us in this endeavour.

This was the trial of a collaborative committee system for the Assembly. For me personally at moments it was quite weird to be sitting there with one person who had not just an intimate knowledge of the bill but the backup of Treasury officials and

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