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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 7

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

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 7, dated 13 May 2013, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR DOSZPOT: Scrutiny report 7 contains the committee’s comments on 14 pieces of subordinate legislation. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Economy—trade mission

Ministerial statement

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Tourism and Events and Minister for Community Services) (10.00): I ask leave to make a ministerial statement concerning the Indonesia-Singapore economic development mission.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: I would like to make a brief statement on my recent six-day visit to Indonesia and Singapore, which commenced on 21 April in Jakarta.

Madam Speaker, the two legs of the mission had quite different objectives. Jakarta was a traditional trade development mission, while the two-day visit to Singapore was focused on tourism and in-bound investment. The trade mission to Indonesia—which I believe is the first ACT government-led mission of its type—was themed around the ACT’s significant competitive strengths in areas of international education, knowledge-intensive business services, ICT services and expertise in public administration.

Twelve ACT companies participated in the mission, along with the University of Canberra, the Australian National University, the Australian Catholic University Canberra campus and the Canberra Institute of Technology. The mission provided an opportunity for ACT businesses to build new markets for their products and services

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