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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1783..


MR CORNWELL (8.16): Mr Speaker, may I ask if the Minister for Education has the courage to move that the Assembly take note of the papers, so the matter can be adjourned?

MR SPEAKER: Do you wish to speak now?

MR CORNWELL: I am asking if it has been moved.

Motion (by Ms Gallagher ) proposed:

That the Assembly takes note of the papers.

Debate (on motion by Mr Cornwell ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Answers to questions without notice

Mr Quinlan

presented the following paper:

2002-2003 Budget-Total Expenses-Answer to question without notice asked of Mr Quinlan by Mr Smyth and taken on notice on 8 May 2003.

Horse Park Drive

MR WOOD

: Mr Cornwell yesterday asked me a question concerning the construction of Horse Park Drive, and why the costs have see-sawed from $7 million to $10 million. The answer is simple. The estimate prepared for the project that was included in the 2002-2003 budget papers of $7 million was based on the concept design only. Following detailed design, the project was tendered and the best value-for-money tender was $10 million. Given the importance of this project to the people of Gungahlin, additional funding for the project has been obtained.

In my response to the recent question concerning delays, I acknowledge that the project is behind the original program, due to more problems with the design, including the need to avoid some significant trees. There has been no construction delay since the contract was awarded.

Horse Park Drive

MR WOOD

: On the same subject, Mrs Dunne asked me a question as to when it would become a dual carriage roadway. The answer to that question is: duplication in about 10 years time, subject to estimations, as travel volumes rise.

Discrimination and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people

Publication of paper

MR WOOD (Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Urban Services, Minister for the Arts and Heritage and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (8.20): Earlier today, I tabled the Discrimination and Gay, Lesbian,


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