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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 May 1995) . . Page.. 628 ..


Mr Connolly: For the first nine weeks? How long is it going to go for?

MRS CARNELL: Absolutely.

Mr Connolly: Wow!

MR SPEAKER: Order!

MRS CARNELL: Everybody knows that - except Mr Connolly, because he did not come to the briefing yesterday. If he had, he would have known. Nobody goes into a consultancy like that, with some of the best consultants in Australia, with the view of knowing exactly what is going to come out the other end. Obviously, what we need to achieve here is the best possible outcomes for ACT Health and for the people of Canberra. That is what this is about.

Planning and Land Management

MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, my question is directed to Mr Tony De Domenico, the Minister, in this case, for red tape. Minister, would you assure this Assembly that your red tape review committee - - -

MR SPEAKER: Order! The Minister should be addressed by his correct title, Mr Moore.

MR MOORE: Indeed, Mr Speaker. Apart from being the Minister for red tape, I believe that he is the Minister for Urban Services, the Deputy Chief Minister, and some other things, which I cannot recall off the top of my head, Mr Speaker. Certainly, he is the Minister for Urban Services and the Deputy Chief Minister. Minister, will you assure this Assembly that your red tape review committee will not examine the workings of the planning and land management section of the Department of the Environment, Land and Planning while the Planning and Environment Committee is in the process of examining land management and planning? Minister, do you recognise that land management has just been through a year’s process in which they examined ways and methods of reducing red tape? Surely, to double up on this process would be the antithesis of everything you are trying to achieve in terms of efficiency with such a committee.

MR DE DOMENICO: Thank you, Mr Moore, for your question. I am pleased to answer any question about the red tape task force because I believe it to be one of the Government's most important initiatives to date. Mr Moore has asked me why we have set up the red tape task force when a review process is already under way in the Department of the Environment, Land and Planning. I am happy to explain the differences. First, some explanation of the DELP process might be helpful. I am advised that the DELP process review was set up in 1994 to identify opportunities for improvements in the department's development management process. The review addressed shortcomings and opportunities. It mapped relevant departmental processes


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