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significant reason for the delay in finalising executive contracts. I apologise to the Assembly.
The issue of performance agreements is not spelt out in the Public Sector Management Act. There is also no penalty for not tabling executive contracts, and that is an issue I have raised with the directorate. In relation to whether there is a validity of contract, section 80 of the Public Sector Management Act deals with that matter.
MS BURCH: Madam Speaker, some questions were asked yesterday in relation to after-school care. There are 90 programs in the ACT offering before and after-school care. These are located at both government and non-government schools. Some of these programs also offer vacation care. Each program is approved for a different number of places, and approved places for before and after-school care programs currently range from 22 places up to 150. A total of 6,318 places are offered in before and after-school care programs.
Public Accounts—Standing Committee
Motion (by Mr Smyth), pursuant to standing order 223, agreed to:
That Mr Coe be discharged from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and Ms Lawder be appointed in his place.
Mr Assistant Speaker presented the following paper:
Committee Reports—Schedule of Government Responses—Seventh Assembly and Eighth Assembly as at 6 August 2013.
Legislation program—spring 2013
Paper and statement by minister
MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Health and Minister for Higher Education): For the information of members, I present the following paper:
Legislation Program—Spring 2013.
I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.
MS GALLAGHER: Madam Speaker, I am pleased to present the government’s legislation program for the spring 2013 sittings. In doing so, I outline a far-reaching set of bills which go to the heart of the platform on which we were re-elected last October—a true Labor platform of fairness, equality, opportunity and transformation.