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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 20 March 2018) . . Page.. 701 ..

as the agency is no longer in existence. Sometimes it was quite hard to work out who actually had responsibility for things.

The committee made 12 recommendations. Most of them concerned communications in some way or another. Recommendations 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 concerned communication about planning issues from the government to the community. I would like to highlight, particularly as the relevant minister is in the chamber, the importance of clear and accessible community consultation on and communication about planning issues.

Of course, on behalf of the committee I would like to thank all the ACT government ministers, their directorates and the agency officials for attending. I would like to thank the committee secretary, Annemieka Jongsma, and my fellow committee members. I commend the report to the Assembly. I move:

That the report be noted.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Report 2

MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (12.01): I present the following report:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 2—Report on Annual and Financial Reports 2016-2017, dated 20 March 2018, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

Today I table the report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts inquiry on annual and financial reports 2016-17. Mr Assistant Speaker, as you will be aware the scrutiny work of the committee extends across a number of important areas of government.

Areas touched upon in the report’s recommendations have included revenue management in connection with changes to stamp duty and rates and their impact, in recommendations 1 and 2; superannuation liability in connection with governance arrangements for the independent advisory board for the superannuation liability fund, in recommendation 3; regulation of the provision of utilities to consumers in connection with arrangements for refunds where there are interruptions to electricity supply, in recommendations 3 and 4; lifetime care and support in connection with appropriate methods to administer a scheme with a very small number of participants, in recommendation 6; insurance for government agencies in connection with ensuring that agencies pay only as much as required to fund insurance requirements and end the practice of ACTIA making capital returns to government, in recommendation 7; management of software licences by Shared Services in connection with bringing

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