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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (13 March) . . Page.. 1106..

b. Published and distributed a pamphlet advising victims of financial risks, and their rights and liabilities.

c. Submissions to ACTCOSS and to the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

d. Attended a meeting of the Chapman Residents' Action Group and maintained contact with the group's convenor.

5. As per the Consumer Law Centre contract, one lawyer and one administrative staff member.

6. I am advised that the Consumer Law Centre's revised budget for January 2003 to 31 March was $25,750, with a projected expenditure of $23,962.50. The budget allocation for the first year of operation of the Consumer Law Centre is $103,000, with the majority of that figure going towards wages. The first budget report for the Consumer Law Centre is not due until July 2003.

Subsequent to the member's question, and following agreement between the Centre and the Department, the Centre has employed a part-time project officer for 12 weeks to oversee the "Utility Hardship Intervention Project". Other stakeholders/contributors to that project include the ESCC, Environment ACT and ActewAGL.

I understand that the Consumer Law Centre welcomes any other questions about the operation of the centre.

War protest by school students

(Question No 490)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to the student war protest on 5 March 2003:

(1) Did the Government provide bus services to transport students to Civic to attend the protest on 5 March 2003;

(2) Were bus services organised by school administrations to transport students to Civic to attend the protest;

(3) How many bus services were provided by the Government to transport students to the protest on 5 March 2003;

(4) What was the cost to ACTION to provide additional bus services on 5 March 2003;

(5) What impact will this have on the ACTION budget.

Mr Corbell

: The answer to the Member's questions is as follows:

(1) ACTION did not provide either diverted services or special hire services to provide transport for students to attend the protest on 5 March 2003.

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