Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 6 Hansard (23 May) . . Page.. 1693..
MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General) (3.37): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present an exposure draft of the Small Claims Tribunal legislation, together with an explanatory statement. I move:
That the Assembly takes note of the papers.
If it does not cause too much confusion, Mr Speaker, I might again seek leave to incorporate my tabling statement in Hansard.
Speech incorporated at Appendix 2.
Debate (on motion by Ms Follett) adjourned.
MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General) (3.38): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the Woden Valley Hospital information bulletin on patient activity data for March 1996 and the Department of Health and Community Care activity report for the March quarter 1996.
MR DE DOMENICO (Minister for Urban Services and Minister for Business, Employment and Tourism): Mr Speaker, I seek leave of the Assembly to make a ministerial statement on Exhibition Park in Canberra.
MR DE DOMENICO: As members are aware, I have been concerned with the need to ensure that EPIC provides the ACT community with the best return it can on the investment that it has made in EPIC. That is why I requested Mr Mark Baker to undertake an informal review into EPIC. We have also consulted the major stakeholders as part of the process.
EPIC provides considerable benefits to the ACT economy. Events at EPIC generate some $25m per annum in tourism revenue for the ACT economy. Summernats and the Canberra Show are estimated to bring in $7m and $5.7m respectively. EPIC also provides a major venue for community events. It has some 900,000 visitors annually and an annual turnover of about $1.5m, and it manages assets valued at more than $18m.