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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 7 Hansard (3 July) . . Page.. 2710..


MR CORBELL (continuing):

the year 2004-05, it was 245, for the year 2005-06, 247, for the year 2006-07, 231, and for the year 2007-08, 197. In response to the member's supplementary question, police issued a media release on 25 June relating to the arrest of a woman on child neglect charges, which was a matter of considerable public interest at this time.

The release noted that the reason police had attended the woman's residence was in relation to a breach of an order, which was intentionally threatening to kill a person and using a carriage service to threaten to kill. However, the general public interest in the child neglect issues, not the breach of the order alone, was the reason for issuing the release.

Answers to questions on notice

Question No 2003

DR FOSKEY: Mr Speaker, I have already asked once this week about question on notice No 2003, which we submitted in April and which still has not been answered, about no-doc and low-doc loans. A couple of days have passed since the Attorney-General gave his answer. I seek an explanation; perhaps it will be different.

MR CORBELL: I do not recall Dr Foskey raising that question with me earlier—

Mrs Dunne: I do.

DR FOSKEY: I did.

MR CORBELL: but I apologise, obviously—

Mr Seselja: You said it was very complex.

MR CORBELL: for my recollection. I think my answer was that it is a complex question requiring coordination from a range of agencies. That remains the case, and it will be completed as soon as possible.

Questions Nos 2058 and 2059

MRS BURKE: Under standing order 118A, I have two unanswered questions: No 2058 to the Attorney-General, Mr Corbell, for which 30 days expired on 5 June and No 2059 to Mr Hargreaves, for which 30 days expired on 5 June.

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, I must apologise. I was not aware that question was outstanding. I will seek an answer on that as soon as possible.

MR HARGREAVES: Mr Speaker, I was not aware that there was a question on notice outstanding. I thought that they had all been attended to. I have signed a couple in the last couple of days. I did not look at the numbers. So, without knowing the context of this, I cannot respond to Mrs Burke other than to say that I will go upstairs within seconds and ask that that be attended to. I will get that done as soon as I return from Sydney.


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