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families together runs in parallel with the central aims of the government’s $16 million investment in a step up for our kids.

At the other end of the spectrum, Minister Gentleman is progressing a broad range of initiatives for seniors in continuing to provide friendly and appealing suburbs as people age. As the June budget made clear, the ACT government is working and investing in every community across the territory and the input of locals in Woden, Weston Creek and the Molonglo valley will help guide the contribution of this work now and into the future.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 14—government response

MR BARR (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Urban Renewal and Minister for Tourism and Events) (3.25): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 14—Review of Auditor-General’s Reports: No. 7 of 2014: 2013-14 Financial Audits; and No. 7 of 2013: 2012-13 Financial Audits—Government response.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

I present the government’s response to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts Review of Auditor-General’s reports: No. 7 of 2014: 2013-14 financial audits; and No. 7 of 2013: 2012-13 financial audits. The government’s response agrees to one of the six recommendations in the report, agrees in principle to three, and notes two. Details of the government’s position on each of these recommendations are contained within the response I have tabled this afternoon, and I commend the paper to the Assembly.

Motion agreed to.


Mr Barr presented the following papers:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 16B—Instruments authorising the rollover of undisbursed appropriation, including statements of reasons—

Public Trustee for the ACT, dated 25 August 2015.

Office of the Legislative Assembly, dated 31 August 2015.

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