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(2) How many dwellings have been brought to market in town centres each financial year since 2001-2002.

(3) How much has been collected in Lease Variation Charges for blocks in town centres each financial year since 2001-2002.

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

(1) Please refer to Table 1 at Attachment A.

(2) The LDA releases land, it does not bring dwellings to the market. Data on dwellings approved in town centres is available on the ABS website: www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/8731.0Feb%202015?OpenDocument

(3) Since the Lease Variation Charge was introduced on 1 July 2011, the amounts have been:

2011-12 - $0.262 million 2012-13 - $0.336 million 2013-14 - $3.235 million 2014-15 YTD - $1.132 million

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Health—obesity (Question No 392)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 24 March 2015:

Further to a Canberra Times article dated 12 March 2015 that the Government recently announced the ACT Nutrition Support Service after the ACT Government provided a $419,000 three year grant to Nutrition Australia ACT, (a) what other obesity support services has the ACT Government provided funding to, (b) what funding, grants and other support has the ACT Government provided to other obesity support services, (c) what are the names of the obesity support service organisations and providers that have been provided funding, grants and other support by the ACT Government, (d) how much funding does each of those obesity support service organisations and providers receive per annum and (e) what government funding has been provided to help fight obesity during the (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012, (iv) 2013 and (v) 2014 calendar years.

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

I acknowledge the important issue of obesity rates across the ACT population. The health effects of obesity are a significant burden on the health system. A recently published report estimated that among Australians 45-79 years of age, around one in every eight hospital admissions are attributable to overweight and obesity, as are one in every six days in hospital and one in every six dollars spent on hospitalization.

(Korda, R J, Joshy G, Paige E, Butler, J R G, Jorm, L R, Liu B, ... Banks E (2015) The Relationship between Body Mass Index and Hospitalisation Rates, Days in Hospital and Costs: Findings from a Large Prospective Linked Data Study, PLOS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118599)


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