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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 5323..

Mr Quinlan

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

(1) A brief was provided to the Minister for Sport, Racing and Gaming on 19 December 2002.

(2) Yes. Once a request was made, my office contacted Mr Pratt's office on two occasions regarding the requests. Mr Pratt's office were informed of the request and agreed with the Government's actions.

(3) Mr Cal Bruton, the then coach of the Cannons, approached the Government requesting funds for the continued operation of Cannons Ltd.

(4) Sport and Recreation ACT provided an information brief to the Minister on 19 December 2002. Subsequent discussions were held between representative from Cannons Ltd, myself and my staff.

(5) As Treasurer I agreed to underwrite the continued operations of Cannons Ltd, through a Treasurer's Advance, to the value of $0.1m.

(6) I do not consider that investigation was necessary, nor practical given the urgent circumstances.

(7) As outlined above, I made the decision to assist the Cannons, through discussions held between representatives of Cannons Ltd, myself and my staff.

Tourism-campaign costs

(Question No 1106)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, upon notice, on 20 November 2003:

In relation to 'A capital summer'.

1. How much will this campaign cost

2. How many postcards have been printed for distribution

3. Will the Government have any way of monitoring if this campaign is a success. If so, how will you monitor if visitors to Canberra have been attracted by this campaign, if not, why not

4. How has the $10 000 holiday prize been funded

5. How has the $500 dinner at a Canberra restaurant been funded

6. If (4) and (5) were not donated and will be funded by Government is this cost on top of or included in the figure at (1).

Mr Quinlan

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

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