Page 1009 - Week 04 - Tuesday, 19 March 2013

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The city that is to be should have a splendid destiny before it, but the making of that destiny lies in your hands, the hands of your children, and those who come after them.

I commend the motion to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

At 10.38 am the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

The bells having been rung, Mr Assistant Speaker Gentleman took the chair at 11.23 am.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 4

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 4, dated 14 March 2013, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR DOSZPOT: Scrutiny report 4 contains the committee’s comments on one bill, three pieces of subordinate legislation, one government response and proposed government amendments to the Children and Young People Amendment Bill 2012 (No 2). The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS PORTER (Ginninderra): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs. Continuing resolution 5A was agreed to by the Legislative Assembly on 23 August 2012. The requirements of the resolution set out a transparency mechanism to promote accountability in the consideration of statutory appointments. The resolution requires relevant standing committees which consider statutory appointments to report on a six-monthly basis and present a schedule listing appointments considered during the applicable period.

The schedule is required to include the statutory appointments considered and, for each appointment, the date the request from the responsible minister for consultation was received and the date the committee’s feedback was provided.

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