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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 4 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1032..


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

No, the Government has not commissioned specific studies on the likely impact of climate change in the ACT.

Heritage places-budget cuts

(Question No 1509)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 28 February 2007 (redirected to the Minister for the Arts):

What impacts have budget cuts had on the (a) opening hours, (b) maintenance, (c) staffing and (d) other matters relating to (i) Mugga Mugga cottage, (ii) Lanyon and (iii) Calthorpe's House.

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

(a) Opening Hours

There is no change to opening hours at these three historic sites other than:

Lanyon - now closed on most public holidays; and

Calthorpes' House - weekday openings are now for pre-booked groups only.

(b) Maintenance

There has been no impact on the regular maintenance schedule for these sites.

(c) Staffing

As with other ACT Government agencies, the 2006-07 budget for the Cultural Facilities Corporation, which manages these sites, resulted in some organisational restructuring. The new structure combines the previous separate staffing structures for Historic Places and for the Canberra Museum and Gallery/Nolan Gallery into a new ACT Museums and Galleries section. In summary, the impact of the restructure for the sites and their management is that: six positions were declared excess in the former Historic Places section, while in the ACT Museums and Galleries section, six new positions were created that have full or partial responsibility for the sites.

(d) Other Matters

Some reductions have been made in public programs at the sites and in the marketing of them.

Hospitals-overtime payments

(Question No 1511)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 6 March 2007:

(1) What amount was identified for overtime for nurses, medical and administrative staff for (a) 1 July 2006 to 31 December 2006 and (b) 1 January 2007 to 30 June 2007;


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