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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 7 Hansard (3 August) . .

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Mr Corbell: Yes, she said that she would come back to the member.

Members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Hang on, I am the Speaker here. I am adjudicating. Ms Berry did not say that she was going to take the question of restrictions on notice. She said that she was going to take a wider question about commonwealth rent assistance on notice. In the 30 seconds remaining, Ms Berry, can you be directly relevant to the question: are there commonwealth restrictions?

MS BERRY: Yes, the CRA is not relevant to public housing tenants transferring over to Community Housing Canberra in the ACT. I will bring some information. As I went to the end of my answer—

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! I want to hear Ms Berry.

MS BERRY: I said that I would bring some information back if there is any about any of the concerns that Ms Lawder has raised about—(Time expired.)

Sport—ACTSport

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the minister for sport. In 2015, ACTSport ceased operation after 30 years. In 2014, its demise was accelerated by its forced relocation to the University of Canberra sports hub from Sports House in Hackett. Minister, why was it so important to move ACTSport against its will, and was the move intended to force its closure?

MS BERRY: That decision was made before I was appointed as sport and recreation minister, although the advice I have is contrary to what is being implied in Mr Doszpot's question: that it was designed to make it difficult for ACTSport to do their work in the ACT. That was not the case. From what I have been advised, the decision was not made to make it difficult for ACTSport to do their work; not at all.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, what role did officers of your directorate play in persuading ACTSport to move to the sports hub?

MS BERRY: I am advised that the decision was an agreed decision between ACTSport and Active Canberra to move.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: What issues or difficulties have other sporting organisations had with moving into the UC sports hub, and how many stayed at Sports House?


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