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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 4 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1418..


(3) Is the law enforced and if not, why not.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) There is no legislation in relation to begging in public.

(2) Currently there is no legislation in relation to busking in public and the Hawkers Act 2003 (Section 4) explicitly excludes busking from the Act.

(3) There is no law that exists at present to regulate either begging or busking.

Wheelchair ramps

(Question No 495)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community, Services, upon notice:

In relation to the installation of wheelchair ramps in public housing:

(1) What is the time-frame for installation of wheelchair ramps in public housing;

(2) Is a distinction made between those with a disability and those who are ill, or terminally ill, in such installation, and if not, why not.

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

(1) Requests for wheelchair ramps and other modifications for people with disabilities are dealt with based on their priority in terms of client needs as determined by occupational therapists. In some cases it may be necessary to consider relocating the tenant to another property if there are issues about a particular property's suitability for the nature of works which would be necessary to respond to the tenants' needs.

(2) See 1 above. No distinction is made on the basis of tenant life expectancy for humanitarian reasons.

Glebe Park food hall site

(Question No 496)

Mr Cornwell asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice:

In relation to the status of the Glebe Park food hall:

(1) What is the current status of the Glebe Park food hall;

(2) Who owns this empty complex;


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