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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 6 Hansard (9 June) . .

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safety ministers in states and territories everywhere, particularly Fiona Richardson in Victoria, whom I spoke to last week about this funding that we announced in the budget this week.

I will be talking with them about how they are setting up their family safety hubs as well as how they are putting together their family safety steering committees later this month. So it is important that we do work out the best way that we can measure the success of how this funding is addressing violence in our community.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Minister, in particular, how will results be measured and what statistics will be collected?

MS BERRY: As I said, I will be talking with the experts in the support services sector who have been working in this field for decades attempting to address violence in our community, as well as experts across the country who are implementing similar programs to those that we are here in the ACT, as well as Victoria.

We really want to get this right. This is a serious issue, and we do need to start turning it around as a government and as a community. It is a national issue and we can all address it. We need to get those measurements right to make sure we are actually turning things around and we can end violence.

Gaming—poker machines

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Minister for Economic Development and the Minister for Tourism and Events. Minister, I refer to a report in the Canberra Times of 7 May 2016 that there may have been a clause in the Aquis sponsorship of the Brumbies allowing Aquis to exit the deal in September if the government had not made a decision on allowing poker machines in the casino. Minister, was this report correct?

MR BARR: I have too much respect for Mr Doszpot to suggest that he should not take everything he reads in the Canberra Times at face value. But matters of commercial sponsorship arrangements between Aquis and the Brumbies are indeed matters between Aquis and the Brumbies.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, what role did your government play in negotiating the Aquis sponsorship of the Brumbies?

MR BARR: No role.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Ms Lawder.

MS LAWDER: Minister, was the government involved in any quid pro quo related to the decision to allow poker machines at the casino and, if so, what else was involved in the deal?


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