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report corrupt or fraudulent conduct. Again, the government has taken this into account. We remain of the view that this clause is an important fraud control and anti-corruption measure. But we are satisfied that the previous language appropriately captures this intent and we have, therefore, amended the language to require reporting of corrupt or fraudulent conduct.

Amendments 4, 5 and 6 relate to some technical difficulties that have arisen since the introduction of the bill. These are in relation to the appointment of the independent public sector standards commissioner. These difficulties stem from federal legislation and associated regulations. The government has, therefore, amended the bill in relation to this appointment to allow for the function to be undertaken by a memorandum of understanding or via an appointment.

Amendment 6 provides a transitional arrangement whereby the current Commissioner for Public Administration is taken to be the public sector standards commissioner until such time as a formal memorandum of understanding is in place. I thank the Assembly in advance for its support of these amendments.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.


Motion (by Mr Barr) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Troy Bailey and New Life Cycle

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (6.06): On 12 July, a very cold Canberra day, I met with mountain biker Troy Bailey who had stopped off in town briefly on his marathon cycling journey around the country. Troy is a former world solo 24-hour champion mountain biker and small business owner from Melbourne with a passion for social justice. Earlier this year he closed his recycled timber design business of 15 years, packed up his workshop, sold all his belongings and set about on an epic plan to circumnavigate the country on his mountain bike to raise awareness of asylum seeker issues.

Troy and his team left Melbourne on 22 June during Australia’s Refugee Week and are travelling anti-clockwise around Australia’s coast line. On his website you can follow the journey. I understand that he and Chloe, his trail running dog, are now somewhere near Whiporie general store, around 50 kilometres south of Casino in northern New South Wales. When completed the journey will be around 20,000 kilometres and at over 100 kilometres per day should take around 180 days, finishing at around Christmas time.

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