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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 9 Hansard (20 August) . . Page.. 3347..


MR BARR (continuing):

procedure, with all suitable material offered to operating and new schools for their use. If equipment is found to be unsuitable for direct use in existing school settings, it is disassembled and individual components that might be useful for other schools are identified and retained. The remaining material is disposed of to recycling centres in respect of categories such as metal, wood and suitable plastics.

Answer to question on notice

Question No 2100

MR MULCAHY: Pursuant to standing order 118A, I seek an explanation from the Attorney-General for his failure to respond to question No 2100 within a 30-day period.

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Mulcahy for the question. I have signed off an answer to that question; it should be with Mr Mulcahy later today.

Personal explanation

MR SMYTH (Brindabella): I seek leave to make a personal explanation under standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: Do you claim to have been misrepresented?

MR SMYTH: I do indeed, Mr Speaker. In question time yesterday, the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, in answer to my question, said:

... I noted in Mr Smyth's press release that he raised the question of what would happen for swimming as part of the Pacific School Games ...

I was quite surprised that he would have this interpretation and I went back to the press release. I only mentioned the Pacific School Games in one paragraph, and I would like to read the paragraph:

This latest failure to manage a relatively small capital works project also raises concerns about the proposed upgrade of the dome at the Civic Pool—and another question: what alternative arrangements are being considered for the Pacific School Games, in the event that the Civic Pool is not ready in time for this event?

It is clear from that, Mr Speaker, that at no time did I mention "swimming at the Pacific School Games". Indeed, I mentioned the whole event. Having checked the website before we put the press release out, I was well aware of the fact that the diving—

MR SPEAKER: Order! That is a policy statement. Sit down.

Paper

Mr Speaker presented the following paper:

Superannuation (Legislative Assembly Members) Act, pursuant to section 22—Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly Members Superannuation Board—Annual report—2007-2008, dated 18 August 2008.


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