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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 2 Hansard (4 March) . . Page.. 839..

Canberra residents-50th anniversary

(Question No 1246)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 10 February 2004:

In respect of the 'Canberra Gold' Chief Minister's Award to be given annually during Canberra birthday celebrations to all people reaching their 50th anniversary as A.C.T. residents as outlined in the Canberra Social Plan 2004, page 40:

(1) Will the awards be presented commencing with this year's Canberra birthday celebrations;

(2) If not, when will the awards commence;

(3) Will all residents having resided in Canberra for over 50 years also be eligible for the award, not just residents who are no reaching their 50th year as a resident;

(4) May any individual nominate a person for such an award, and if so, where can nomination forms be obtained and what is the closing date for nominations each year;

(5) If there are conditions applying to such nominations, what are they?

Mr Stanhope

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

(1) No

(2) Canberra's birthday 2005

(3) Yes

(4) The implementation process is yet to be finalised

(5) As above

Syringe vending machines

(Question No 1247)

Mr Smyth

asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

In relation to the trial of issuing syringes from vending machines outside health centres:

(1) Why has the Government announced that it will move ahead with the trial when it has not responded to the Committee report on this subject;

(2) When will the Government formally respond to the Committee report;

(3) How much do you estimate that the trial of issuing syringes from vending machines will cost;

(4) Has the A.C.T. Government purchased the vending machines or will it lease them;

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