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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 8 Hansard (30 August) . . Page.. 2429..


MR BARR (continuing):

the rent payable by a lessee for a further rural Crown lease is determined under the same formula of the disallowable instrument. Given the above, if another land user applied for a further rural Crown lease of a similar nature in the ACT, the rent payable for the Crown lease would be determined under the same formula as the Pace farm Crown lease.

Finally, Dr Foskey asked how generous rental terms, as she described them, are taken into account when government decisions result in businesses insisting that government owes them compensation. I can advise that compensation for lessee-owned improvements under the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991 is payable upon the expiry, termination or surrender of the Crown lease. The Crown lease also provides for compensation for lessee-owned improvements only to be paid upon the withdrawal of any land from the Crown lease. No compensation is paid in relation to land. Compensation is only paid for the lessee-owned improvements on the land.

Papers

Mr Speaker presented the following papers:INK3">

Study trips—Reports by Mr Stefaniak MLA—

Sydney—Opposition Leaders Meeting, 30 May 2007, Menzies Institute Seminar, 1 June 2007 and Liberal Party Federal Council, 1 to 3 June 2007.

Inaugural Conference of Australian Members of Parliament—Parliament of Victoria, Melbourne, 22 to 24 July 2007.

Kama property—Copies of letter to the Chair of the Select Committee on Estimates from the Chief Minister, dated 21 August 2007, including attachments.

Kama property

Statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra-Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change, Minister for the Arts): I seek leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: Mr Speaker, I do regret that I need to rise, once again, to correct the false claim, false assertion, from Mr Smyth. It is essentially par for the course that every time he opens his mouth he says something that is not true. He has done it again: would I like to explain why the material was not provided to the estimates committee. In fact, the material was provided to the estimates committee, Mr Speaker. It is just that the estimates committee ceased to exist before it was distributed.

In order to provide material that was provided to the estimates committee to the Assembly as a whole, it was felt that the most effective device for achieving that was


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