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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 6 Hansard (15 May) . . Page.. 1641..


MR QUINLAN (continuing):

various sanctions that have been bandied about in relation to the ACT racing industry are not imposed, and that we do not have to end up in court fighting against discrimination in respect of access to Sky Channel or the broadcasting of races, or of the access that ACT horses, jockeys or local trainers have to race elsewhere in Australia or vice versa. All of this can be pretty mucky stuff.

The papers that I have for the council meeting indicate that we have maybe moved away from some of those dire actions towards a more sensible solution. But from the papers that have been put forward, the solution looks like being to virtually dismantle the gentleman's agreement and to involve ourselves in this tax repatriation, which is going to cost a motser just in administration. I am not really going to malign the Thoroughbred Racing Board or anybody else-what I have said are just musings.

Mr Stanhope: Mr Speaker, I ask that further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Papers

Mr STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for Women): Mr Speaker, yesterday I undertook to provide additional information to two questions that I was asked-one from Ms Dundas in relation to the sale of tobacco to minors and other from Mr Smyth in relation to after-hours care. For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Compliance testing-Answer to question taken on notice asked by Ms Dundas, dated 14 May 2002.

Health-Emergency Services-Answer to question without notice asked by Mr Smyth, dated 14 May 2002.

Consolidated financial management report

Paper and statement by minister

MR QUINLAN (Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, Minister for Sport, Racing and Gaming and Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Corrections) (3.35): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following paper:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 26 (3)-Consolidated Financial Management Report for the financial quarter and year ending 31 March 2002.

I ask for leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR QUINLAN: I have tabled the March quarterly financial report. I can advise that the projected bottom line for the current financial year in that report is a surplus of $18 million.


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