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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 1 Hansard (9 February) . .

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MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Minister, has the ACT government agreed to take on any additional works other than those stipulated in the 2014 business case and the government's public comments?

MR CORBELL: I thank Mrs Jones for the question. As is the case in any PPP, there is a balance of risk to responsibilities between the public and the private sector partners. In relation to the Canberra Metro bid, it is clearly the case that there has been a significant transfer of risk to the private sector partner as a consequence of the bid arrangements that we have accepted from them. All those details, as is the case with any of these matters, will be the subject of final contractual negotiations and then the government will be in a position to provide further information in relation to those particulars. If there are particular items that members of the opposition wish to ask about, I am very happy to try and answer those questions.


MR SMYTH: My question is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, where is the government at in its discussions with the casino owners in relation to their interest in acquiring poker machines?

MR BARR: At the beginning of the second stage of the analysis of the proposals.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Chief Minister, does the government support the casino having poker machines?

MR BARR: The government has not reached a conclusion in relation to its deliberations on that matter.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Chief Minister, what will have to happen in order to allow the casino to have poker machines?

MR BARR: That is the subject of the government's current deliberations.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Chief Minister, can you outline for the Assembly what legislation and regulatory changes need to be made to facilitate the casino's acquisition of poker machines?

MR BARR: Those are matters that the government is currently considering. When I have more to say about that, I will advise the Assembly.

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