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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 786..


2. A $150,000 Treasurer's advance was provided in June 2002 to assist the station to re-brand itself as a "sports specific"broadcaster.

Leislative Assembly-committee teleconferencing

(Question No 451)

Mr Cornwell asked the Speaker, upon notice:

Since the inception of the Assembly Committee telephone hook-up in September 2002, so that quorums could be formed and discussions take place without all committee members being physically present:

(a) How often up to 28 February 2003 has the telephone hook-up been used and by which Committee(s);

(b) What has been the cost; and

(c) Who is responsible for payment of this cost.

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

(a) The telephone hook up permitted by sessional order 230A (which was adopted by the Assembly on 28 August 2002) has been utilised on two occasions, namely:

(i) 4 September 2002 by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for a duration of 13 minutes and 54 seconds

(ii) 7 November 2002 by the Standing Committee on Education for a duration of 50 minutes and 32 seconds

(b) The overall cost to the Assembly of the two phone calls were as follows

(i) Australia to Namibia - $23.62

(ii) Australia to USA - $14.60

(c) The Legislative Assembly Secretariat budget is responsible for the cost of these calls.

Disability services

(Question No 452)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice:

In relation to peak body funding for disability services:


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