Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 9 Hansard (20 August) . . Page.. 3497..
Answers to questions
(Question No 220)
Ms Hunter asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 16 June 2009:
In relation to the response to question on notice No 2003 asked by Dr Foskey during the Sixth Assembly, what is the status of the national finance broker legislation that was being developed by the Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs.
Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
On 25 June 2009, the Commonwealth Government introduced the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Services Modernisation) Bill 2009 and it is expected that this will commence 1 November 2009.
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Arts and letters—artwork project
(Question No 221)
Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for the Arts and Heritage, upon notice, on 16 June 2009:
(1) On what date did the ACT Government call for expressions of interest in the development of a major Canberra artwork, "the centenary artwork"(ref EOI Number TO7622).
(2) Did the Government have the necessary approvals for the siting of the finished work on the date referred to in part (1); if so, (a) from whom was the approval obtained, (b) in what form was the approval given and (c) on what date was the approval given; if not, why and on what basis did the Government proceed to an invitation for expressions of interest.
(3) In relation to the ACT Government's decision to withdraw the project, (a) on what date was the decision made, (b) who made the decision and (c) why was the decision made.
(4) What did the project cost over its lifespan for (a) advertising, (b) staff costs, (c) travel and accommodation, (d) design fees, (e) legal costs and (f) other costs.
(5) In relation to advice to the finalists that the Government had withdrawn the project, (a) on what date/s were they advised, (b) who advised them, (c) by what communication method were they advised and (d) did the Government secure acknowledgement that the artists had received the advice; if so, (i) on what date did the Government receive the acknowledgement and (ii) in what communication form was the acknowledgement given; if not, why not.