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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 1 Hansard (20 February) . . Page.. 377..

(2) Refer response to question (1).

(3) Refer response to question (1).

(4) The Member's question is too broad to answer definitively as it depends on the service required (eg voice, data, video or any combinations of these), what the Member specifically means by "signed up with Telstra", an individual client's needs and the basis of a client's relationship with Telstra. For example, if a customer only took a TransACT internet product they may still require a Telstra connection to their home for access to telephony services. Alternatively, if the customer took both TransACT telephony and internet products they may not necessarily need to be connected to a Telstra service. Similarly, if a customer is currently provided local access and telephony services through Optus or other resellers they can still obtain TransACT services.

(5) The Government is not in a position to provide legal advice on the relationship between clients and telecommunications service providers.

Australian International Hotel School (Question No 364)

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

In relation to the Australian International Hotel School (AIHS):

(1) What was the annual operating expense per student in (a) 2001 and, (b) 2002;

(2) What were the operating expenses per graduate in (a) 2000, (b) 2001 and, (c) 2002;

(3) What fees are charged to students who enrol at the AIHS;

(4) What subsidy did the ACT Government pay to AIHS per student in

(a) 2000 (b) 2001 and, (c) 2002.

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:1

(1) Operating expenses for the AIHS includes the cost of operating the Hotel Kurrajong. These expenses can not be fully attributed to the cost of educating students.

(a) Based on the 2000-2001 annual operating expenses of $7,408,602

and undergraduate student enrolments of 187, the operating

expense per student was $39,618.

(b) Based on the 2001-2002 annual operating expenses of $6,903,822

and undergraduate student enrolments of 159, the operating

expense per student was $43,420.

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