MS PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan) (12:18:47) — I too would like to commend this report and also again thank all of the staff from the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, both present and past. I have to say that I think this report is an incredibly good, concise report. It very well depicts the work of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee. I kind of wish that this report had been available to me when I came onto that committee. I would have had a much clearer understanding of how the committee operated. But having said that, I learnt an awful lot on the overall running of government and the overall running of this Parliament via this committee process. I certainly would encourage members to put their hands up to be on the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, despite the hundreds of public hearings that we have held, the near on 1000 witnesses that we have met with and the 16 reports that the committee has published. It is a very hardworking committee, but it is also a committee that is very important. I found it very illuminating and one of the most rewarding committees that I have been on in this house.