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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 8 Hansard (14 August) . .

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MR SMYTH: Treasurer, what arrangements have been struck regarding unclaimed dividends in the ACTTAB sale to Tabcorp?

MR BARR: I will take that on notice.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Treasurer, how will unclaimed dividends be treated in the future? Are there plans to redistribute these dividends to the industry?

MR BARR: I will take that on notice.

Planning—proposed Civic stadium

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Minister for Economic Development. In his column in the Canberra Times Jack Waterford stated:

Barr's stadium is a completely unnecessary barnacle ... some useless and expensive edifice ... and the triumph of the greed and ugliness of the ALP-trade union-developer nexus.

Minister, who has the government been working with to develop the stadium project, including trade unions, and what was the result of those discussions?

MR BARR: The government has been working with a range of industry stakeholders—those private sector companies who have an interest or experience in the delivery of major stadium infrastructure. That includes groups who have been involved in the delivery of similar stadium upgrades elsewhere in Australia, within South-East Asia, the Pacific and the United States.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Ms Lawder.

MS LAWDER: Minister, what is the breakdown of costs that the government has incurred on this initiative so far?

MR BARR: All work undertaken in this area has been achieved within existing resources or project money allocated to the city to the lake project.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, why are you destroying the land base of Canberra for what is reported as a useless barnacle?

MR BARR: I am not.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.


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