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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 2 Hansard (4 March) . . Page.. 837..


Veterans memorial

(Question No 1243)

Mr Cornwell asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 10 February 2004:

In relation to the planned construction of an A.C.T. Veterans' Memorial as outlined in the Canberra Social Plan 2004, page 37:

(1) When will this Memorial be built;

(2) Where will this Memorial be built, given that it is proposed to be 'centrally located';

(3) Has design of the Memorial been completed, and if so, can details of this design be provided;

(4) What is the estimated cost for the building of this Memorial.

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

(1) The timing for the Memorial's construction will be subject to budget considerations, as well as the research that will be required to establish the names for inclusion on the memorial.

(2) A number of locations are currently being investigated, including in the City, at Woden and on the Federal Highway.

(3) The design for the memorial has not commenced.

(4) The estimated cost for the building of the memorial is subject to budget considerations.

International Men's Day

(Question No 1244)

Mr Cornwell asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 10 February 2004:

In respect of the acknowledgement that the A.C.T. Government currently does and will presumably continue to recognize women's achievements and contributions to the community through the A.C.T. International Women's Day Awards as outlined in the Canberra Social Plan 2004, page 35:

(1) Why has the A.C.T. Government not included in The Canberra Social Plan similar awards for the recognition of International Men's Day;

(2) What activities and awards will the A.C.T. Government have in place for the recognition of future International Men's Days;

(3) If nothing has been planned by the A.C.T. Government to celebrate future International Men's Days in the A.C.T., why not.

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


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