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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 4 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1315..


office as a point of contact for the Labor Party fundraiser. Is your team aware that the use of Assembly offices for political fundraising is prohibited?

MS GALLAGHER: Sorry, I did not hear the last bit of the question.

MRS JONES: Is your team aware that the use of Assembly offices for political fundraising is prohibited?

MS GALLAGHER: I thank Mrs Jones for the question. If there is concern—and I have not seen any formal advice on this; I saw it raised in the paper and I have not had a chance to talk to Ms Berry about it. There was some concern over the use of a phone number on the flyer. If that is not appropriate then a mistake has been made.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Chief Minister, is it appropriate to use Assembly telephone resources for fundraising events?

MS GALLAGHER: I must say I am not across what is allowed in detail in the executive area, but if there was a mistake made around a phone number on an invitation, then I am sure that can be corrected.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Chief Minister, have there been any other occasions where members of the government have used their offices for fundraising purposes?

MS GALLAGHER: I am not aware of any, Mr Doszpot.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Chief Minister, specifically, have there been any other occasions where Labor political fundraisers have had an Assembly office telephone number as the point of contact?

MS GALLAGHER: Not that I can recall, but I have been in this place for 12 years. There have been issues across the chamber over that time. There have been a lot of different issues across the chamber—more on your side, I would have to say—but I cannot specifically recall one.

Housing—affordable housing scheme

MS BERRY: My question is to the Minister for Housing. Minister, you recently announced changes to an ACT government housing program—

Members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! Mr Hanson interjected in a conversation with Ms Burch and I could not hear Ms Berry. Ms Berry, it would be helpful if I could hear


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