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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 4 August 2004) . . Page.. 3427 ..

MR STANHOPE: Mr Speaker, I ask that further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Real estate agents—licence feesCorrective Services—injecting equipment

MR STANHOPE: I took a question on notice yesterday, Mr Speaker, from Mrs Cross and undertook to provide her with further information in relation to real estate agent licences. Mr Wood took a question on notice from Ms Tucker in relation to Corrective Services which I am providing an answer for. I present the following papers:

Renewal of real estate agent licenses—Answer to question without notice asked of Mr Stanhope by Mrs Cross and taken on notice on 3 August 2004.

Injecting room equipment exchange in the ACT corrections system—Answer to question without notice asked of the Acting Minister for Health by Ms Tucker and taken on notice on 3 August 2004.

ACT Health—drug and alcohol program

MR WOOD: Mr Stefaniak asked me about monitoring of emails. I’m advised that email accounts in ACT Health are accessible by password access only; so staff members cannot monitor each other’s emails. The chief information officer has not received any requests from management to monitor emails. So unless they get someone that the Liberals over there know, they cannot intrude into other people’s emails.

Housing—stamp duty concessions

MR QUINLAN: Mr Speaker, I took a question from Ms Dundas in relation to home-buyer concessions. The figures are: we have received, from 1 July to 31 July, 118 applications for the home-buyer concession. Of these, 74 have been completed. I think there have been three declined. This compares with 37 applications for the full year last year. Out of those 74 approved, there are 26 for units.

In relation to the number of dependent children, there are none; none has been registered. That information could only be obtained by going back to the applicants, and I do not really think that ought to be done. I might also add that 146 first home owner grant payments have been made in the year 2004. There is an increase of 50 over those made in June. Of course, that may have something to do with the concession as well.

Estimates 2003-2004—Select Committee

Provision of additional information

MR SPEAKER: I believe Mr Smyth wishes to raise a matter.

MR SMYTH (Leader of the Opposition) (3.15): Mr Speaker, it is just a request for an overdue report. In the response to the Appropriation Bill (No 3) 2003-04, the government agreed to provide to the Assembly on the first sitting day in August 2004 information on

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