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exchanged before 30 June 2010, it is not expected that the sale would have been finalised by that time.

(3) The number of properties sold varies from year to year depending upon the nature of the Housing ACT Capital Budget. The value of properties sold each year is dependent upon the nature, location and size of the dwellings sold. For example, the sale proceeds in 2008-09 included just over $25 million from the sale of Fraser Court. The number of dwellings sold also increased in that year as the sale of Fraser Court resulted in the sale of 104 dwellings.

Courts—Sentence Administration Board

(Question No 727)

Mrs Dunne asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 23 March 2010:

(1) What was the quantum of each of the legal costs and compensation paid out by the ACT in relation to successful challenges to decisions of the Sentence Administration Board during (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09, and (c) 1 July to 31 December 2009.

(2) For each of the matters referred to in part (1), what was the nature of the decisions of the Board that were successfully challenged.

(3) In relation to the legal advice received by the Sentence Administration Board from the Government Solicitor, referred to in the Hansard of 25 November 2009, page 104, Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety inquiry into annual and financial reports 2008-2009, (a) what changes did the Board make to its decision-making processes as a result of that advice and (b) when did the Board make the changes.

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

(1) The quantum of legal costs and compensation paid out by the ACT in relation to successful challenges to decisions of the Sentence Administration Board is as follows:

(a) during 2007-08, the ACT did not pay out any compensation or costs to plaintiffs, however the Territory incurred $26,648.45 in legal costs (by way of services provided by the ACT Government Solicitor (ACTGS) and counsel). Approximately two thirds of these costs were met by the Territory's insurance arrangements.

(b) during 2008-09, the ACT did not pay out any compensation but paid out $10,000.00 in plaintiff legal costs. The Territory incurred $83,588.68 in legal costs (by way of services provided by ACTGS and counsel). Approximately 80% of these costs were met by the Territory's insurance arrangements.

(c) during the period 1 July 2009-31 March 2010, the ACT paid out $203,216.89 in compensation (which included a costs component), as well as $22,000.00 in plaintiff legal costs. The Territory incurred $7,538.30 in legal costs (by way of services provided by ACTGS and counsel). These costs and compensation were met by the Territory's insurance arrangements.

(2) Details of decisions of the Board which have been successfully challenged are as follows:


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