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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 413..


(2) Yes. I am not prepared to offer an opinion on the value of such a facility in accordance with Standing Order 117(c)(i) which states "question shall not ask ministers for an expression of opinion".

(3) I am not prepared to offer an opinion in accordance with Standing Order 117(c)(i) which states "question shall not ask ministers for an expression of opinion".

(4) The CIT, ANU, various ACT schools and a number of community groups funded under the digital divide program offer facilities for hire across the ACT. In addition all ACT Government Public libraries have free services available.

(5) There may be potential, depending on learning and development solutions adopted by Agencies.

(6) No steps have been taken as yet, however the availability of these facilities will be brought to the attention of Human Resource areas through the ACTPS Human Resources Centre.

Electricity and gas rebates

(Question No 1199)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

In relation to the response to Question on notice No 880 regarding the ACT Government Concessions Program:

(1) What concessions/rebates are included in this program and who is eligible for each of these rebates;

(2) What has been the annual cost to the ACT government in each of the past three years for the provision of each of these rebates;

(3) In relation to the electricity rebate included within this program, how many pensioner households in the ACT have been given such a rebate.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The ACT Concessions Program includes concessions for electricity, water and sewerage, general rates, public transport, motor vehicle registration, drivers' licences and spectacles.


Holders of a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or a Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card are eligible for concessions on electricity, water and sewerage, general rates, motor vehicle registration, public transport, drivers' licences and spectacles.


Holders of a Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Card are eligible for concessions on electricity, water and sewerage, general rates, motor vehicle registration, public transport and drivers' licences.



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