Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 28 March 2017) . . Page.. 1095 ..
Public Accounts—Standing Committee
Statement by chair
MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (10.05): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts relating to an Auditor-General’s report currently before the committee.
As to the review of Auditor-General’s report No 2 of 2017 on the 2016 ACT election,
on 16 February 2017 the report was referred to the committee for inquiry. This report presented the results of a performance audit which examined the efficiency and effectiveness of the planning, management and delivery of services and related matters by the ACT Electoral Commission in the conduct of the 2016 ACT Legislative Assembly election.
The report contained seven recommendations. The government has not yet tabled its response to the audit report. I note that the committee received a private briefing from the Auditor-General in relation to the audit report on 17 March.
Pursuant to its resolution of appointment, the committee has inquired into this audit report and resolved on 17 March to bring it to the attention of another committee of the Assembly for further consideration. Accordingly, the committee has written to the Select Committee on the 2016 ACT Election and Election and Electoral Act, referring the report to the committee’s attention for consideration.
Independent Integrity Commission—Select Committee
Statement by chair
MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong) (10.07): Pursuant to standing order 246A and on behalf of the Select Committee on an Independent Integrity Commission, I present the following discussion paper:
Independent Integrity Commission—Select Committee—Australian Public Sector Integrity Frameworks—Issues Paper, dated 27 March 2017.
I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.
MR RATTENBURY: Thank you, colleagues. As members will be aware, the select committee was established by the Assembly on 15 December 2016 to consider the feasibility of the establishment of an independent integrity commission in the Australian Capital Territory.
Pursuant to standing order 246A the committee released the issues paper on Monday, 27 March to assist individuals and organisations to prepare written submissions to its inquiry. The issues paper in particular considers the question of what would be the most effective and efficient model for an integrity commission or body by reviewing present arrangements in other Australian jurisdictions.