Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 2 June 2015) . . Page.. 1877 ..
contracts are defined, with some exceptions, as procurement contracts equal to or over $25,000 that contain confidential text. Agencies provide the committee with the names of the contracting parties, the value of the contract and the nature of the contract.
The committee acknowledges that the information directors-general and their equivalents provide in relation to reportable contracts is readily available in the public domain on the ACT government contracts register. However, its scrutiny is assisted by receiving a consolidated report every 12 months.
The committee has been provided with a consolidated list of reportable contracts for the 12-month period from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015. As per its previous practice, the committee believes there is value in tabling the consolidated list of reportable contracts for the periods specified as a transparency mechanism to promote accountability.
I therefore seek leave to table the list of reportable contracts for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 as received by the public accounts committee.
MR SMYTH: I table the following paper:
Reportable contracts—Agencies reporting reportable contracts for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.
Standing and temporary orders—suspension
Motion (by Ms Burch) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:
That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent:
(1) any business before the Assembly at 3 pm this day being interrupted to allow the Treasurer to be called on forthwith to present the Appropriation Bill 2015-2016 and the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2015 2016;
(2) (a) questions without notice concluding at the time of interruption; or
(b) debate on any motion before the Assembly at the time of interruption being adjourned until the adjournment questions in relation to the Appropriation Bill 2015-2016 and the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2015-2016 are determined;
(3) at 3 pm on Thursday, 4 June 2015, the order of the day for resumption of debate on the question that the Appropriation Bill 2015-2016 be agreed to in principle, being called on notwithstanding any business before the Assembly and that the time limit on the speech of the Leader of the Opposition be equivalent to the time taken by the Treasurer in moving the motion “That this Bill be agreed to in principle”; and