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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 2 Hansard (23 February) . . Page.. 493..

Gaming—sale of Labor clubs

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Minister for Gaming and Racing. Minister, have you received the report detailing the results of the investigation of the proposed sale of the ACT Labor clubs; and, if so, will you table this report for the benefit of all members? If not, why not?

MR BARR: No. I am yet to receive the report but I have written to the commission, asking for the report to be made available to me as soon as possible.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, a supplementary?

MR SMYTH: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, when do you expect to receive the report?

MR BARR: Shortly.

Mr Smyth: Is that a Ted Quinlan shortly?

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Smyth! You asked your question. Mr Seselja, a supplementary question?

MR SESELJA: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, what will be the arrangements and the time frame for the release of the report once you have received it?

MR BARR: I will make that determination in due course.

Home insulation program

MRS DUNNE: My question is to the Attorney-General, the Minister for Police and Emergency Services and the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water. Minister, in a letter you sent to Assembly members on 17 February 2010 you explained why you were not aware of the history of the development of the commonwealth's insulation installation program. Minister, the code of conduct for ministers sets out how ministers are to ensure appropriate accountability in the administration of their portfolios. Minister, what reasonable steps did you take to ensure that the factual content of your statement to the Assembly on 11 February was soundly based?

MR CORBELL: I received a detailed briefing from the chief executive of my department and relevant officers on the morning of that sitting where I asked to be briefed in full in relation to all of the issues I should be aware of prior to answering questions in the Assembly that afternoon. I think that is an entirely appropriate and responsible thing for a minister to have done.

MRS DUNNE: A supplementary question, Mr Speaker?

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