These four half day seminars explore the responsibilities of ACT public servants in relation to the processes and practices of the ACT Legislative Assembly. During the seminars participants are able to visit the chamber and participate in a session with MLAs. All seminars are held in the reception room at the ACT Legislative Assembly.
Similar seminars can be offered to individual ACT directorates on demand.
Cost for each seminar is $110.00 (inc. GST) per participant.
Seminar 1 An introduction to the ACT Legislative Assembly on Friday 17 March 2017
Seminar 2 The Role & Operation of Assembly Committees on Wednesday 17 May 2017
Seminar 3 The Budget Process on Tuesday 18 July 2017
Seminar 4 The legislative process on Friday 20 October 2017
This seminar provides an overview of the Assembly including its role, function, how members are elected and what happens on a typical sitting day.
|9.20-10.20 am||How are members elected?|
|10.20-10.50 am||The Chamber of the Legislative Assembly|
|10.50-11.10 am||Morning tea|
|11.10-11.40 am||Role and function of the Assembly|
|11.40 am-12.10 pm||A typical sitting day|
This seminar provides an overview of committees including their purpose, the inquiry process and procedural issues such as privilege.
|9.20-9.40 am||Why do we need committees?|
|9.40-10.25 am||The inquiry process|
|10.25-10.35 am||Procedural highlights|
|10.35-10.55 am||The Committee rooms of the Assembly|
|10.55-11.15 am||Morning tea|
|11.15 am-11.45 pm||Committee liaison with the public service|
|11.45 am-12.15 pm||Members' perspectives on committees|
|12.15 - 12.30 pm||Visit the chamber (optional)|
This seminar provides an overview of the budget formulation, role of the Auditor-General's Office and the estimates committee process.
|9.15-9.50 am||Role and operation of the Auditor-General's Office|
|9.50-10.45 am||The budget process|
|10.45-11.15 am||Morning tea|
|11.15-11.45 am||The process of the budget through the legislative Assembly|
|11.45am-12.15 pm||Panel of members|
|12.15-12.45 pm||Visit the chamber (optional)|
This seminar will provide an overview of the passage of legislation through the Assembly and the roles of Parliamentary Counsel, Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee and the Cabinet in the legislative process.
|9.15-10.00 am||Process of making legislation including cabinet process|
|10.00-10.55 am||The Legislation Register and the role of Parliamentary Counsel|
|10.55-11.10 am||Morning tea|
|11.10-11.45 am||What to legislation in the Assembly|
|11.45 am-12 midday||The role of Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee|
|12 midday-12.30 pm||Members' perspectives on the legislative process|
|12.30-1.00 pm||Visit the chamber (optional)|