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This bill is the first step in the process of ceasing the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust. The approach of ceasing the trust will ensure that there is a level playing field in the ACT CTP market. There will be an opportunity under the arrangements for the new road safety fund for the involvement of all ACT CTP insurers.

This bill will allow the trust to be settled over a period of time in order to ensure that all obligations of the trust are finalised in an orderly manner. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Smyth) adjourned to the next sitting.

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee

Reporting date

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (11.08): I move:

That, if the Assembly is not sitting when the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure has completed its inquiry into the Report of the Commissioner for Standards in relation to a complaint against Ms Burch, then a Member of the committee can send to the Speaker, or, in the absence of the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker, a copy of its report so that directions can be given for its printing, publication and circulation.

This is simply procedural. Currently the admin and procedure committee, if they make a report, can report only on a sitting day. We are currently working on a report in expectation of a report from the Commissioner for Standards.

Members might not be aware that there is a continuing resolution on page 77 of the standing orders and on the ACT website a set of protocols on how these investigations are carried out. We have some things to do before we can report that currently could not be achieved by today. Obviously, the next time that the committee could report, should they be in a position to do so, would be in August, which is a long time to wait, so, in expectation that we may be able to report sooner than that, all that this motion seeks to do is to give us that ability to circulate the report out of session.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Report 5

MADAM SPEAKER: I present the following report:

Report No 5 of the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure entitled Inquiry into ministerial statements, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

Motion (by Dr Bourke) agreed to:

That the report be adopted.

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