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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2377..


he would like to refer to TAMS for investigation to potentially extend the length of time, we are very happy to do that.

I also was asked a question—I think it was a supplementary—by Mr Seselja in relation to the number of OwnPlace properties. I apologise to the Assembly that the numbers I provided were for the land rent scheme, of which 600 had settled and 600 were exchanged. The numbers for OwnPlace are 454, of which 293 are complete, 106 are under construction and 55 are scheduled to commence construction this year.

Personal explanation

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): Mr Speaker, I have a matter arising out of question time. I am not quite sure how to deal with this, but perhaps if I use standing order 46 it will be easier. I seek leave to make a statement under standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: Yes. Are you claiming to have been misrepresented, Mrs Dunne, or what is the—

MRS DUNNE: Yes, I am.

MR SPEAKER: Okay. Thank you.

MRS DUNNE: In question time again today Ms Burch claimed that I had verballed her. I seek leave to table, for the information of members, after I read it, page 9 of Hansard of 29 March where Ms Burch said:

I have made my point clear. I just refer to an article that was in the Canberra Times in "Opinion"on 27 March where the author makes it very clear that public art's benefits are extensive. In different contexts it assists society in many ways. Public art can build a sense of place and ownership, stimulate thought and dialogue, humanise urban spaces, educate in healthcare settings, increase property values and stimulate tourism and local economic development.

I also seek leave to table, for the information of members, the article from page 9 of the Canberra Times of 27 March, from which Ms Burch attempted to quote, by Mr Philip Nizette, who is a landscape architect. He said:

... Public art can express our cultural identity and values; build a sense of place and ownership; stimulate thought and dialogue; humanise urban spaces; educate and inform; improve well-being and healing in a health care setting; increase property values and sales; stimulate tourism and local economic development.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: I table the following papers:

Public art—

Extract from Hansard, dated 29 March 2012.

Copy of article from The Canberra Times, dated 27 March 2012.


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