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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2000 Week 3 Hansard (7 March) . . Page.. 650..


The Assembly voted -

AYES, 10   	NOES, 7

Ms Carnell  	Mr Berry
Mr Cornwell  	Mr Corbell
Mr Hird  	Mr Hargreaves
Mr Humphries  	Mr Quinlan
Mr Kaine  	Mr Stanhope
Mr Moore  	Ms Tucker
Mr Osborne  	Mr Wood
Mr Rugendyke
Mr Smyth
Mr Stefaniak

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Ordered that the resumption of the debate be made an order of the day for the next sitting.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion (by Mr Humphries ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Reid Court

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services) (5.56): Mr Speaker, I have some more information for Mr Wood in regard to Reid Court. There are 24 ground floor units and 24 first floor units in this older persons flat complex. I am advised that, as of today, one ground floor unit and three first floor units are vacant. Another first floor unit is vacant from time to time, as we use it for short-term allocations. I am further advised by ACT Housing that there is currently no-one on the applicant list who is waiting for the specific type of accommodation that is in this complex. We acknowledge that it is a difficult complex to let and ACT Housing is looking at ways in which we can improve this.

ACT Housing has no plans to dispose of Reid Court in any of its housing strategies and, in fact, will be looking at upgrading it in the medium term, particularly its bathrooms and kitchens. ACT Housing has also recently completed a landscape upgrade and is currently upgrading the car parking.

Mandatory Sentencing

MR HIRD (5.57): Mr Speaker, I will shortly be seeking leave to table an extract from an article on mandatory sentencing. While I am conscious of the fact that the matter has been debated in this chamber, I think it is fair that I table the facts about mandatory sentencing in the Northern Territory as put forward by the Hon. Denis Burke, MLA,


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