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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 9 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 2560..


Chief Minister for the Australian Capital Territory

Legislative Assembly Question

Question No. 81

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Facilities

MS FOLLETT - Asked the Chief Minister upon notice on 17 October 1995:

What response, if any, has there been from the Federal Government regarding the granting of leases in perpetuity to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community over Boomanulla Oval and the site of the keeping place/cultural centre.

MRS CARNELL - The answer to the Member's question is as follows:

I am advised that on 16 September 1994, the Special Minister of State, the Hon Gary Johns MP, wrote to you as the then Chief Minister, and advised that:

"I have referred your letters to the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Brian Howe MP, who, as Minister for Housing and Regional Development, has portfolio responsibility for these matters. I have asked Mr Howe to reply to you as soon as possible."

To date, the ACT Government has not received any substantive reply from Mr Howe about "these matters".

The Government has now written to Mr Howe and sought a detailed response to your original letters of October 1993 and August 1994.


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