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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2501..


(3) Since February 2011, eight (8) current tenancies have had rental arrears written off totaling $10,800 due to bankruptcy. Under normal circumstances debt write-offs do not occur whilst a tenant remains in a public housing property. Housing Managers continue to work with tenants to assist them met their tenancy obligations, including payment of rent and arrears. However, in certain circumstances write-offs may occur, such as where there is a legal impediment to collection, eg bankruptcy.

Labor Party—meetings (Question No 2153)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 22 March 2012:

(1) Has any Labor Party meeting or Labor faction meeting of any description been held in the Minister's ministerial office suite; if so, (a) how many times, (b) on what dates and (c) was payment made at the time.

(2) If payment was made (a) can the Minister detail the date of each meeting, (b) what were the amounts paid for each meeting and (c) what is the date that the payment was made for each meeting.

(3) Has any Labor Party meeting or Labor faction meeting of any description been held in the Assembly that was sponsored and or facilitated by the Minister or any of his employees; if so, (a) how many times, (b) on what dates and (c) was payment made at the time.

(4) If payment was made (a) can the Minister detail the date of each meeting, (b) what were the amounts paid for each meeting and (c) what is the date that the payment was made for each meeting.

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

(1) I have undertaken a wide range of activities to fulfil my duties as the Member for Molonglo, a number of which have involved the use of my office facilities. This is consistent with long-established practice, as set out for example by the Clerk of the Assembly in a letter to the then Speaker on 27 June 2008.

(2) See answer to (1) above.

(3) See answer to (1) above.

(4) See answer to (1) above.

Labor Party—meetings (Question No 2154)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, upon notice, on 22 March 2012:


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