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I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report 54 contains the committee’s comments on eight bills, 20 pieces of subordinate legislation, eight government responses and government amendments to the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2012 and the Human Rights Amendment Bill 2012. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Statement by chair

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): Pursuant to standing order 246A I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety performing the duties of a scrutiny of bills and subordinate legislation committee.

The proposed government amendments to the Gaming Machine Amendment Bill 2011 address issues that have been raised since the bill was introduced. The committee has examined these amendments and has no comment to make.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Reporting date

Motion (by Ms Le Couteur) agreed to:

That, in relation to the inquiry by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts into Auditor-General’s Report No 6 of 2012, entitled Emergency Department Performance Information, 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.

Taxation Administration Amendment Bill 2012

Mr Barr, by leave, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation) (11.52): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Taxation Administration Amendment Bill 2012 amends the Taxation Administration Act 1999. For many years the Australian Taxation Office has provided the ACT Revenue Office with taxpayer information. This information allows revenue compliance officers to identify and recover millions of dollars relating to unpaid and under-declared ACT taxes.

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