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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 2 Hansard (21 February) . .

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MR BARR: It was a very comprehensive code of conduct issued at that time.

MR HANSON: Chief Minister, will the government develop a new code of conduct; if so, when?

MR BARR: I am not aware of any urgent need to do so, but I will take the matter under consideration.

MS LAWDER: Chief Minister, what changes will be made to the ministerial code of conduct following the governance issues that have arisen in the past few years?

MR BARR: The supplementary does not relate to the other questions.

Mrs Dunne: In your opinion. That is a ruling for the Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: I think the connection was the code of conduct. I will give you an opportunity to add to your answer, Chief Minister.

MR BARR: There is no relation between the supplementary question and the previous two questions.

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: I think the Chief Minister has answered the question.

Opposition members interjecting

MADAM SPEAKER: When your colleagues settle down, Mr Parton, you will have a chance to ask your question.

Government—Fyshwick land sale

MR PARTON: Thank you, Madam Speaker. My question is to the Minister for Planning and Land Management. Minister, on 19 February the Canberra Times reported that you approved works for a heavy rail siding in Fyshwick on a block of land sold by the government to a waste management company. The report indicates this would enable waste transportation from Canberra to Tarago; I dare say, by a little red engine. Minister, what did you know about the purchaser's intentions for this block of land when it was sold by your government?

MR GENTLEMAN: As I mentioned earlier in my answer to Ms Le Couteur's question, there are a number of complex and interrelated processes regarding this particular project. I have asked the directorate for a full briefing. I will take the question on notice and I will come back with all of those details for the Assembly.

MR PARTON: Minister, if the works at Fyshwick have not been approved then what exactly has been approved in relation to this proposal?


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