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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 1 Hansard (15 February) . .

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(2) The changes introduced from 1 July 2017 are a redistribution of the concession and there is no additional cost per year.

(3) The additional cost in 2017-18 to provide the same value of assistance that home owners received in 2016-17 to all concession recipients would have been around $8 million.

(4) Analysis undertaken prior to the 2016-17 Budget estimated the cost of the uncapped 50 per cent general rates rebate would reduce by around $100,000 in 2016 17. The revenue savings associated with freezing the uncapped rebate increase over time as general rates increase in line with the government's tax reform program to abolish conveyance duty.

Eligibility to receive the uncapped concession was based on year of entry, with all other eligibility criteria the same as the uncapped concession. This meant the gap between the two schemes was increasing. The freezing of the uncapped rebate was introduced to make the scheme fairer by reducing the gap between the uncapped and capped schemes over time.

(5) 2,643 properties received the uncapped 50 per cent rebate in 2016-17 (up to the value of the concession received in 2015-16). On average, the uncapped rebate is around $910 compared to the capped rebate of $700. Around 16,000 properties received the capped rebate in 2016-17.

Schools—advertising and sponsorship (Question No 842)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 1 December 2017:

(1) In relation to alcohol advertising restrictions at Education Directorate facilities, what is the ACT schools' policy for types of advertising and sponsorship.

(2) Are schools restricted in their options for sponsorship.

(3) Can alcohol companies sponsor activities run by ACT schools.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1. As stated in Part 3.2 of the Directorate's Corporate Sponsorship Procedure, which can be found at:

https://www.education.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy-search?result_791371_result_page=S&queries_name_query=sponsorship&search_page_752597_submit_button=Submit¤t_result_page=1&results_per_page=10&submitted_search_category=&mode=

Direct sponsorship agreements will only be negotiated with organisations whose public image, products and services are consistent with the values, corporate purpose and specific policies of schools, the Directorate and the ACT Government. Any company or organisation whose name is associated with the manufacture, distribution or sale of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, pornography or armaments is not regarded as an appropriate sponsor.


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