Page 2091 - Week 06 - Thursday, 8 June 2017

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As the 2016 annual report of the University of Canberra was presented to the Assembly pursuant to the University of Canberra Act 1989, I wish to advise the Assembly that the committee will not be examining and reporting on the 2016 annual report of the University of Canberra at this time. Section 36 of the University of Canberra Act 1989 requires the University of Canberra council to prepare and submit an annual report to the minister for presentation to the Legislative Assembly.

The committee has written to the Minister for Higher Education and the Manager of Government Business to request that the 2016 and 2017 annual reports of the University of Canberra be included in the Assembly’s next annual report referral.

Also on behalf of the Education, Employment and Youth Affairs Committee, and pursuant to Standing Order 246A, I present a paper entitled Inquiry into the extent, nature and consequence of insecure work in the ACT—discussion paper, dated May 2017. The committee published a discussion paper on 18 May 2017 which is intended to assist individuals and organisations to prepare written submissions to its inquiry into insecure work in the ACT.

The paper describes in more detail the issues being addressed by the inquiry’s terms of reference and provides a series of questions to guide submitters. The paper also provides references and links to other inquires into insecure work which have been conducted in other jurisdictions.

The committee has directly sought submissions from a range of people and organisations that are likely to be interested in the inquiry. Submissions close on Friday, 30 June 2017. The committee looks forward to receiving submissions from the ACT and wider community and scheduling hearings later this year.

Environment and Transport and City Services—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (11.03): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services relating to petition No 2-17. The petition was received by the Assembly on 14 February 2017 and referred to the committee under standing order 99A. The petition concerned a request for the upgrade of existing traffic control measures, in the form of traffic control lights, at the intersection of Tillyard Drive and Ginninderra Drive.

The committee notes that the minister’s response to the petition under standing order number 100 indicates that a feasibility study and preliminary sketch plan for the intersection has been commissioned by Transport Canberra and City Services and will involve investigation of traffic management options and possible remediation works. Following consideration of the petition and the minister’s response, the committee has determined that it will not be holding an inquiry into this matter at this time.

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