Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (20 March) . . Page.. 908..
Question No 1994
MRS DUNNE: Mr Speaker, in relation to question No 1994, I ask the Attorney-General in accordance with standing order 118A the reason for this not being supplied by the due date, which was 15 March this year.
MR CORBELL: The reason for that, Mr Speaker, is that it is a complex 26-part question which has taken some time to compile.
Questions Nos 1996 and 1997
MRS DUNNE: In relation to question 1996 to the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development and question 1997, also to the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, both these questions were due by 15 March. I ask under standing order 118A for a reason for their lateness.
MR CORBELL: These were again complex multi-part questions that required considerable resources to prepare answers to.
Question No 2000
MRS DUNNE: Question 2000 to the Minister for Industrial Relations is also late. It was due on 15 March. I ask the Minister for Industrial Relations, under standing order 118A, for a reason for its lateness.
DR BOURKE: Mr Speaker, I have signed the document.
MRS DUNNE: Mr Speaker, signing the document is not a reason for its lateness. I asked under the standing orders for a reason for its lateness. I would like an explanation from the minister as to why it was not with me by the due date.
DR BOURKE: I thank the member for her question. This is a complex matter which required a considerable amount of time for the directorate to prepare. It has now been done.
Question No 2015
MR COE: Under the same standing order, I ask the Chief Minister in her capacity as Minister for Territory and Municipal Services where question 2015 is up to.
MS GALLAGHER: Mr Speaker, I am not aware of question 2015 specifically. Is it relating to ACTION?
Mr Coe: No, it is about Macarthur House.
MS GALLAGHER: I signed that answer off either yesterday or on Friday; so it should be with you, yes.