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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3274..

(2) The $195,000 includes two public art commissions. A total of $9241 has been expended on the selection and final design of an artwork to raise the profile of the Gorman House Arts Centre. A second project, to commission an artwork for a significant private development, is in final stages of development and sector consultation before going to tender.

(3) No. Pending development approval from both the National Capital Authority and the ACT Planning and Land Authority, the Gorman House artwork will be completed later this year. The artwork associated with a major development will be completed at the same time as the selected development is completed.

Questions on notice

(Question No 1584)

Mr Smyth asked the Speaker, upon notice, on 23 June 2004:

(1) Has the Speaker received any correspondence from the Government regarding any interest in limiting the number of questions on notice that can be asked by non-executive members of the Legislative Assembly;

(2) If so, can copies of that correspondence be obtained and what advice was given in return;

(3) What process would need to be followed or implemented to change the current procedure regarding questions on notice in the Legislative Assembly.

Mr Speaker

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

(1) No.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) The Assembly Standing Orders would need to be amended to change the current procedure in relation to the question on notice.

Questions on notice

Question No 1602)

Mr Smyth asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 23 June 2004:

(1) Has his attention been drawn to statements made by the Treasurer, Mr Quinlan, in recent Budget Estimates hearings state, in relation to questions on notice, that "something will have to change ... we need to protect accountability in this place and that has to be our first standard ... at the same time 1 550 question on notice in that period of time just is way beyond the pale";

(2) Does the Government have plans to reduce accountability and limit the number of questions on notice non-executive members of the Legislative Assembly are allowed to ask;

(3) If so, what is the Government's proposed new structure;

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