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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 3 Hansard (11 March) . . Page.. 1105..


Some of the features of the new guidelines involve, in some circumstances, dropping use of the City of Canberra Arms and/or agency names and using instead the Building Our City, Building Our Community logo.

Mr Stanhope's commitment that he will not use the BOCBOC, "Building our city, building our community", logo in campaign therefore is disingenuous. First, as he well knows, it is not the BOCBOC logo that is being exempted in this regulation. It is the words themselves. I draw members' attention to a statement Mr Stanhope made on August 19 last year, when he said:

I will come to the point, Mr Speaker. Ultimately, responsibility rests with the government. I am happy to let members of the Liberal Party and Mrs Cross know here and now that I intend to go to the next election campaigning on this government's response and my personal response to the bushfires and to issues relating to the bushfires. As part of my campaign at the next election I hope to have some graphic footage of my involvement in bushfire-related issues.

I would welcome the next election, which is to be held in 14 short months, being fought solely and exclusively on this government's response to the bushfires. I am happy for the people of Canberra to make the judgment that they feel inclined to make about my response and this government's response to those fires.

This makes it pretty clear to me that BOCBOC is about to get an extensive workout. We should not forget that while the logo is protected by copyright the words are not. This disallowance must be supported if for no other reason than to save the dignity of the concept of government.

Question put:

That Mr Stefaniak's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mrs Burke

Mr Pratt

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mr Cornwell

Mr Smyth

Mr Corbell

Mr Quinlan

Mrs Cross

Mr Stefaniak

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Ms Dundas

Ms Tucker

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Wood

Mrs Dunne

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion agreed to.

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee

Report 27

MR HARGREAVES (4.55): I seek leave to present a set of minutes relating to report 27.


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