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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 9 Hansard (12 August) . .

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MR SMYTH: Minister, what is the government doing to alleviate the pressure this ACT government administration error and huge increase has caused this business?

MR BARR: The establishment of Access Canberra aims to assist by providing a one-stop shop for businesses. We also seek to work closely with individual businesses in relation to individual matters.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, have any other businesses been affected by this kind of error in the ACT?

MR BARR: Not that I am aware of.

Canberra South Motor Park

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, I understand that the Canberra South Motor Park has been sold and that the new owners will take over in August 2015—this week, in fact, I believe. In a letter you wrote on 15 January this year to Mr Bruce Best of the Canberra South Motor Park residents group you said that if a company purchases the Canberra South Motor Park, "The ACT government will want to know what measures the new owner will put in place to support residents who have been living on the site." Chief Minister, what steps has the ACT government taken to find out what measures the new owner of the park will put in place to support residents who have been living at the park?

MR BARR: I will find out for the member.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Ms Lawder.

MS LAWDER: Chief Minister, what is the ACT government's plan to rehouse the hundreds of Canberra South Motor Park residents if the new owners require that they move out?

MR BARR: That is a hypothetical question, Madam Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: I think that is a hypothetical question. It is not within the standing orders. I refer members to standing order 117. I will give Ms Lawder an opportunity to rephrase the question because it is within my capacity as the Speaker to do so.

MS LAWDER: Thank you, Madam Speaker. Chief Minister, what plans does the ACT government have to house people who are uprooted from parks such as the Canberra South Motor Park?

MR BARR: It is a hypothetical question; there is no—

MADAM SPEAKER: I think it probably is still hypothetical. A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.


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