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ensure reimbursement for those who were impacted by contaminated equipment or stock.
I give my sincere thanks to artsACT. We have received feedback from stallholders about the caretaking during this process, the sensitivity of staff and their attention to detail. The former transport depot is now ready for many years of market trading and other community events ahead.
Ms Berry: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
Supplementary answers to questions without notice
Housing ACT—rental rebate
MS VASSAROTTI: In response to the question about how often a rebate is assessed, generally it would be 12 months, where all income earners in the household receive at least one or a combination of Centrelink age pension, Centrelink disability support pension, veterans’ service pension or superannuation. In other circumstances it is generally granted for a six-month period and regularly reviewed. Obviously, if people’s circumstances change, such as a change of income, it is also reviewed.
MR STEEL: In question time I was asked about consultation on the Aranda play space upgrades. Just to correct one thing I said: the pop-up that was scheduled for tomorrow—not today—will be postponed until 27 April due to anticipated heavy rain.
Answers to questions on notice
Question Nos 506 and 647
MRS KIKKERT: Under standing order 118A, I seek an explanation from the Minister for Mental Health as to why question 647, taken on notice more than 30 days ago, has not been answered within the 30-day time frame.
MS DAVIDSON: Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I will find out and get back to you as soon as I possibly can. In response to Ms Castley’s bringing to my attention yesterday question 506, I can assure you that it will be with you shortly. It has been working its way through the process of collecting information from multiple different directorates.
Ms Lawder: I have a point of order. The standing order quite clearly says that there should be an explanation, satisfactory to the member, as to why the answer has not been provided. This is not an explanation. Could you ask the minister to be directly relevant as to why the question has not been answered yet.
MR ACTING SPEAKER: Thank you, Ms Lawder. Your words and your reference to that standing order should be noted, but I think in this instance the minister has provided an explanation—