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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 1 Hansard (20 February) . . Page.. 374..

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Mr Cape's allegations were reviewed by both the Registrar of the Supreme Court and the former Courts Administrator. As a result, the allegations were referred to the Australian Federal Police in July 2002. In August 2002, the Australian Federal Police sought the assistance of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. In October, 2002, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission advised the Australian Federal Police that it did not propose investigating Mr Cape's allegations and the Australian Federal Police subsequently advised the Courts Administrator that it would not be conducting an investigation into those allegations.

The delay in finalizing a response to Mr Cape was occasioned by the need to refer these matters to the Australian Federal Police, the subsequent referral to the Australian Securities & Investments Commission and an unexpected period of sick leave by the former Courts Administrator, who had carriage of this matter following personal meetings with Mr Cape.

Mr Cape has now received a reply from the Chief Executive, Department of Justice and Community Safety, on my behalf, including copies of the advices from both the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Securities & Investments Commission containing the reasons for their respective decisions.


Aboriginal tent embassy (Question No 362)

Mr Cornwell asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 18 February 2003:

In relation to the reply to question on notice 230 that "the site of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy is on Commonwealth land within the parliamentary triangle. The Registration of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy is on the Register of the National Estate, and as such, is outside the jurisdiction of the ACT Government":

(1) does this exemption from ACT jurisdiction apply when a state of

emergency is declared as happened during the January 2003 firestorm and

if so why;

(2) if this exemption from ACT jurisdiction does not apply during an ACT

state of emergency, why was the fire at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy not

extinguished for the duration of the state of emergency:

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