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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2364..


MR COE: Minister, in your earlier answer you referred to savings that rental tenants—

Mr Hargreaves: Is this a preamble, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Get straight to the question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Is the minister aware that the information he gave was incorrect because the vast majority of rental tenants do not pay water bills?

MR CORBELL: I do not know whether Mr Coe has noticed but when you put your shower on in the morning it is hot, and the reason it is hot, Mr Coe, is that it uses energy—

Mr Coe interjecting—

MR CORBELL: It uses energy, Mr Coe. It uses energy—and where does that energy come from?

Opposition members interjecting—

MR CORBELL: It might come from an old electric hot water system.

Opposition members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, members!

Opposition members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order!

MR CORBELL: I think Mr Coe just has to pay a little bit closer attention to how this scheme actually operates, because, if he did and if his leader had, he might not have asked such a silly question.

Housing—OwnPlace

MR COE: My question is to the Treasurer. Treasurer, the intention of the OwnPlace scheme is to provide affordable houses to first homebuyers. Minister, as has been brought to your attention, there are some OwnPlace purchasers who bought with a put and call option that have been delayed for in excess of a year. What are you doing to address the inequality and financial burden which has arisen with this delay?

MR BARR: I have received some representations in relation to some delays for some who have entered into contracts with particular builders. That, of course, is a matter between those builders and the individuals concerned.

Mr Seselja: It's your scheme.


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