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.
(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: