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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 4 Hansard (7 April) . .

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MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Ms Lawder.

MS LAWDER: Minister, did the tender process for the total facilities management contract include providing information to UnionsACT or to specific unions?

MS BERRY: I was not the minister at the time when that contract was made. I am not aware of it but I will check on it to see if that has actually occurred.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Ms Lawder.

MS LAWDER: Minister, has the MOU between the ACT government and Unions ACT led to Housing ACT contractor information being provided to United Voice or another union?

MS BERRY: I will take that question on notice.

Visitors

MADAM SPEAKER: Before I call Mr Smyth I welcome to the Assembly Mr Barron Campbell-Tennant and Mr Craig Foster who are tour guides from the tours and customer service unit of the Victorian parliament. I hope you enjoy your visit to the ACT Legislative Assembly and to Canberra in general.

Questions without notice

Gaming—memorandum of understanding

MR SMYTH: Madam Speaker, my question is to the Chief Minister: the ACT government's MOU with ClubsACT of September 2012 states in clause 7, in part:

The scheme should: be transparent, fair and open to all clubs in the ACT; consider social impacts and not increase the incidence of problem gambling or the concentration of EGMs in particular locations...

Chief Minister, why is the government considering the Aquis proposal, which will lead to a concentration of electronic gaming machines in a particular location in violation of the MOU?

MR BARR: The government, of course, needs to consider all proposals that are put to us under the unsolicited proposals framework. There is a rigorous assessment process, and the issues the shadow treasurer highlights are, indeed, amongst a number of issues the government is considering very closely.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Chief Minister, given that the Aquis proposal violates clauses 7 and 8 of the MOU—

MADAM SPEAKER: Preamble.


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