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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 15 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 5786..


(3) The Interest Bearing Liabilities are loans with the Commonwealth Government provided under earlier Commonwealth State Housing Agreements. The interest payable on the loans is 4.5% (refer to the 2008-09 Annual Report, Volume 2 page 201).

(4) The largest contingent liability relates to the make good on the office accommodation at Nature Conservation House ($576,000). The remainder of the Department's contingent liabilities relate to public liability claims that are being assessed and claims from individuals (refer to the 2008-09 Annual Report, Volume 2 pages 88 and 209). The public liability and individual claims are not listed separately to protect the identity of the claimants.

Finance—departmental energy and communication costs

(Question No 410)

Mr Seselja asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 12 November 2009:

(1) How much did the Minister's department spend on electricity consumption in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09.

(2) What are the greenhouse gas emissions from electricity consumption for the Minister's department.

(3) What are the estimated costs of electricity for the Minister's department in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12 and (d) 2012-13.

(4) Does the expenditure referred to in part (3) include any contingencies for additional taxes or costs that the ACT Government will pay if the Federal Government implements an emissions trading scheme; if so, what are these contingencies.

(5) How much did the Minister's department spend on communication services in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09.

(6) How much was spent on (a) fixed line phones, (b) mobile phones and (c) internet services.

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

(1) Expenditure on electricity for the Chief Minister's Department was (a) 2005-06 - $48k, (b) 2006-07 - $46k, (c) 2007-08 - $36k and (d) 2008-09 - $38k.

(2) The greenhouse gas emissions from electricity consumption for the Chief Minister's Department was: (a) 2005-06 - 513.4 Tonnes, (b) 2006-07 - 472.7 Tonnes, (c) 2007-08 - 327.4 Tonnes and (d) 2008-09 - 322.7 Tonnes.

(3) It is expected that expenditure on electricity for the Chief Minister's Department for 2009-10 and the outyears will be similar to 2008-09 adjusted for indexation.

(4) No - the estimates only allow for indexation.


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