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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 9 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3410..


(19) The decrease of $3.320m in the outcome for ACT Housing identified in the June Quarterly Management Report is incorrect. Revised Attachment F tables are attached to illustrate the correct variance.

The increase of $8.662m in the outcome for ACT Housing is due to higher than anticipated insurance revenue associated with the January 2003 bushfires and additional service purchase payments relating to the new boarding house program, the Crisis Accommodation Program, the Ainslie Village Night Shelter and Ainslie Village redevelopment.

(20) The increase of $4.006m in the outcome for ACTEW is due largely to increases in revenue from water sales and interest revenue.

(21) The decrease of $0.396m in the outcome for the Stadiums Authority is due to increased repairs and maintenance, signage and marketing expenses. This is offset by increased revenue from food and beverage commissions and advertising from external sources.

(The attached tables are available at the Chamber Support Office.)

Natural disaster relief arrangements

(Question No 832)

Mr Smyth asked the Treasurer, upon notice:


In relation to the utilisation of Natural Disaster Relief Arrangements (NDRA) following the bushfire disaster in January 2003:

(1) When did the ACT Government first write to the Federal Government seeking financial assistance under NDRA for 2002-03;

(2) What quantum of funds was requested in this letter;

(3) Were any other letters sent to the Federal Government in relation to requests for financial assistance under NDRA for 2002-03;

(4) If so, what was the quantum of any further financial assistance sought in those letters;

(5) What was the response of the Federal Government to these letters;

(6) Has the ACT Government written to the Federal Government seeking any financial assistance under NDRA for 2003-04;

(7) If so, what quantum of funds has been sought for 2003-04;

(8) Has the ACT Government written separately to the Prime Minister, following his offer of assistance made on 19 January 2003, seeking additional assistance;

(9) If no letter has been sent, why has such a request not been made;

(10) If a request has been made to the Prime Minister, what was the nature of the response that has been received;


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