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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 13 Hansard (25 November) . .

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Eligibility for low interest loans includes a combined family income of no higher than $75,000 and ACT residency et cetera. Applicants must demonstrate that clear understanding of their market and method.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Minister, have the very significant changes to the program, since its beginning, not yet been extended to at-home dads who are also a vulnerable group in our community? If not, why not?

MR GENTLEMAN: No, there is no provision for at-home dads in this program but I understand that the economic development directorate have a significant number and range of grants, funding advice and support available to other people wishing to set up or develop existing ACT businesses.

Ms Gallagher: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

Planning—Stirling

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella): I have some further information in regard to Mrs Jones's question about the property in Stirling. I can advise that EPD had informed the lessee that a controlled activity was to be conducted on the site and they provided the lessee 30 days to respond. My understanding is that the lessee has not responded within the 30 days. EPD will now commence the process of the controlled activity under the Planning and Development Act. There are a number of rights of appeal and external reviews under the controlled activity process, and I will certainly follow that up. We are working very hard on this process, and we will respond to Mrs Jones's letter as soon as possible.

Papers

Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Euthanasia laws—Limitation imposed by the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 (Cwlth)—Resolution of the Assembly of 18 September 2014—Letter to the Speaker from the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, dated 28 October 2014

Standing order 156—Ruling—Correspondence from the:

Chief Minister to the Speaker, dated 29 October 2014.

Speaker to the Chief Minister, dated 6 November 2014.

Standing order 191—Amendments to the Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Amendment Bill 2014, dated 6 November 2014.


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