Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 8 June 2017) . . Page.. 2090 ..
The other thing that was a major issue and continues to be a major issue is building quality. There seems to be a universal issue for everyone who is involved in any sort of building construction in the ACT and I think it is an area where there needs to be continuing work.
I commend the report to the Assembly. Other members may well wish to comment.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee
Statement by Assistant Speaker on behalf of the Speaker
MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Lee) (10.59): Pursuant to standing order 246A, on behalf of the Speaker I make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure in response to the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism in their reports on the 2015-2016 annual and financial reports.
In considering the recommendations of the two committees, the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure consulted with the chairs, deputy chairs and secretaries of those committees. In the ensuing discussion it became clear that there appeared to be an imbalance between the roles and workloads of the two committees, especially in relation to the consideration of annual and financial reports.
The two chairs were of the view that, in relation to the terms of reference for the committees, the resolution establishing the Assembly’s general purpose standing committees warranted amendment. It was proposed that the areas of market and regulatory reform, public sector management, taxation and revenue be removed from the terms of reference of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism and be included in the terms of reference for the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
As chair of the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure, the Speaker will be writing to the Manager of Government Business in those terms.
Education, Employment and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee
Statements by chair
MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (11.01): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs relating to the 2016 annual report of the University of Canberra tabled on 9 May 2017. The committee notes that on 16 February 2017 the Assembly resolved to refer to specified standing committees those annual and financial reports that are presented to the Assembly pursuant to the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004.