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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 12 Hansard (12 November) . . Page.. 3440..


MR STANHOPE (continuing):

Ombudsman, that they at no stage had any intention or thought that they would not be available. That is the advice that has just been provided to me.

Neighbourhood Watch

MR QUINLAN: Mr Speaker, I took a question earlier from Ms Dundas in relation to Neighbourhood Watch and said that I had not received any approaches. I am now advised that, in fact, Mr Hargreaves received an approach which was referred to my office and resolved but had not come directly to me, just as a point of clarification.

Size of the Legislative Assembly-additional costs

MR SPEAKER: Members, on 24 June 2002, I wrote to the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs in relation to the size of the Assembly and subsequent increase in costs. At the time of writing and in relation to a 25-member model, I advised the committee that the recurrent costs of operating the Assembly would rise from $10.7 million to between $14.4 million and $14.9 million.

Recent discussions with Treasury revealed that, under the assumption that the executive would move to the North Building, there would be additional costs in relocating displaced staff and depreciation costs of the fitout. The revised figures indicate that the increase would be in the order of $5.1 million. Members, I wrote to you in similar terms on 15 October 2002.

Papers

Mr Speaker presented the following papers:

Study trip-Report by Ms Tucker, MLA-Australian Parliamentary Group for Drug Law Reform, Melbourne, July 2002.

Legal Affairs-Standing Committee-Report-Operation of the Dangerous Goods Act 1975 with Particular Reference to Fireworks-Correspondence from Mr Corbell (Minister for Planning) to Mr W Berry MLA, Speaker-Preparation of Government response, dated 27 September 2002.

Mr Stanhope presented the following papers:

Remuneration Tribunal Act, pursuant to section 12-Determinations, together with statements for:

Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly (Motor Vehicles and Class of Air Travel)-Determination No 108, dated 11 October 2002.

Part-Time Holders of Public Office-Determination No 109, dated 23 October 2002.

Full-time and Part-time Holders of Public Office (Travel Allowances)-Determination No 110, dated 23 October 2002.


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