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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 1 Hansard (10 February) . .

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MR BARR: Yes, Mr Hanson did indeed walk into that one. I will conclude my comments by being very clear that my commitment to urban renewal, to the transformation of Canberra, to growing jobs, to supporting this city and to standing up to the Liberal Party's destruction of our city, our economy and our community—

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, Mr Hanson!

MR BARR: will certainly outlast the political career of the Leader of the Opposition.

Gaming—poker machines

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Attorney-General. Attorney, on 22 December 2014 you signed a regulation with Minister Burch increasing the limit for notes accepted by poker machines to $50. Did you check that this regulation was consistent with earlier cabinet decisions? If not, why not?

MR CORBELL: As is consistent with the practice in relation to the signing of regulations, the regulation was endorsed by the relevant portfolio minister, and I reviewed that documentation and signed the regulation as recommended by the minister.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, was this regulation prepared, signed and distributed according to the rules set out in the Legislation Handbook?

MR CORBELL: It is not for me to answer that. The regulation was recommended and prepared on the authority of the relevant portfolio minister.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, did you have any concerns about this regulation, and did you raise them with Ms Burch?

MR CORBELL: I accepted the recommendation of the portfolio minister.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, has the Chief Minister counselled you for your involvement in allegedly pre-empting the cabinet process?

MR CORBELL: No, he has not.

Territory and municipal services—mowing

MR WALL: My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. Minister, Citywide services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Melbourne City Council,


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