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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . . Page.. 363..

Answers to questions

Taxation—land tax concessions

(Question No 346)

Mr Seselja asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 14 October 2009:

(1) What progress is being made in developing a land tax concession scheme for rental properties housing low income families.

(2) When will this scheme be completed.

(3) What is the total cost of this initiative.

(4) Is this a firm commitment or an aspirational one.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The question relates to a clause in the Parliamentary agreement between the ACT Government and the ACT Greens. The Government has been in discussions with the Greens to assist with the development of a policy that achieves the desired outcomes.

(2) The Parliamentary Agreement requires the development of a land tax concession scheme for rental properties housing low income families by 2010.

(3) The costs and their incidence would depend on the final design of the policy.

(4) The Government remains committed to the Parliamentary Agreement, and has an ongoing engagement with the Greens to deliver on the Agreement.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—authorised visitors

(Question No 387)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 15 October 2009 (redirected to the Attorney General):

(1) How many community groups now have accreditation to be authorised visitors.

(2) If any community groups are waiting for accreditation, (a) how many are there, (b) who are they and (c) how long have each of them been waiting.

(3) Further to the response of the Minister for Corrections on 27 August 2009 to a question without notice, that he was considering preparing a document to go to the Chief Minister and to cabinet which outlines a new process to go forward with regard to the Alexander Maconochie Centre, is he able to say what progress has been made on this document and what is the current proposed timeline for the consideration of this document and its publication.

(4) Further to the answer by the Minister for Corrections to question on notice No 39 from the 2009-10 Select Committee on Estimates in which he said that meetings would be

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