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(a) Morro, Ahadizad & N: in each of these matters, the Territory admitted liability for unlawfully detaining the plaintiffs and quantum was the only issue in dispute. In Mr Ahadizad's case, the Territory's liability ultimately stemmed from a failure of the Board to afford the plaintiff adequate procedural fairness before cancelling his periodic detention order and committing him to full-time custody. In Mr Morro's and N's cases, the Board incorrectly interpreted a provision of the Crimes (Sentence Administration) Act 2005 which resulted in the unlawful cancellation of each plaintiff's periodic detention order and committal to full-time incarceration.

(b) Jackson: the plaintiff successfully challenged the decision of the Board to delay its decision in relation to the plaintiff's application for parole.

(c) Alzaabi: the plaintiff successfully challenged the decision of the Board to delay its decision in relation to the plaintiff's application for parole.

(3) The Board conducted a review in relation to the way breach matters were conducted. As a result of the review, it was determined that if there was a possibility that a parole or periodic detention order would be cancelled, no action would be taken in that regard until the offender had the opportunity to appear before the Board in person.


These changes were made in early 2007.

Abengoa Solar

(Question No 739)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 23 March 2010:

(1) Is the ACT Government aware of a Spanish company, Abengoa Solar, which specialises in solar panel technology.

(2) Was the ACT Government approached by Abengoa Solar concerning the possibility of establishing a presence in the ACT; if so, what was the (a) advice that was provided to the company and (b) response from Abengoa Solar to the ACT Government following the provision of this advice.

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

1. Yes

2. Representatives from the Chief Minister's Department met with Abengoa Solar on

29 April 2009.

a. Government representatives provided general inward investment information on the ACT and Abengoa was directed to information pertaining to the ACT Solar Power Facility Project and climate change policy at the DECCEW and Procurement Solutions websites.

b. Abengoa advised that they were intending to respond to the EOI when it was released in May 2009.


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