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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1417..


(4) Yes, the same restrictions to price and number of plants, as detailed in (1) above, will apply to homes damaged or destroyed by the bushfires.

TransACT-shareholdings

(Question No 493)

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

In relation to the rebalancing of Australian Gas Light's business and "determining the future of assets such as TransACT"(Sydney Morning Herald, Business News, 7 March 2003, pp21):

(1) What effect will any decision have upon ACTEWAGL's involvement with TransACT;

(2) If AGL decides TransACT is not a core asset, what is the implication for ACTEW;

(3) What is the financial commitment at 28 February 2003 of ACTEWAGL in TransACT.

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

(1) I am advised by ACTEW Corporation, which is a minority shareholder with several other private sector investors in TransACT, that any decision by the Australian Gas Light Company (AGL) to sell part or all of its shareholding in TransACT will have no effect on any operational arrangements between ActewAGL and TransACT.

(2) I am advised by ACTEW that any decision by AGL relating to its TransACT shareholding will have no implications for ACTEW.

(3) ActewAGL is not a TransACT shareholder.

Begging and busking

(Question No 494)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to the laws concerning begging:

(1) Are there any statutes in relation to begging, ie. openly soliciting for money, such as regularly occurs at Civic Bus Interchange and Garema Place;

(2) Is there a difference in law for (1) above compared with busking, ie. singing or playing a musical instrument, and inviting payment;


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