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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 21 September 2006) . . Page.. 3088 ..

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

Yes, being ACT Government publicly available documents produced by Publishing Services in the week ending 26/5/2006.

Generally each week but depends on material produced by Publishing Services and released by ACT Government agencies.

Publishing Services follow statutory obligations required for the Assembly: ‘The Report of the Estimates Committee (November 1990) recommended in section 5.55 that ‘…. all agencies institute a practice whereby all Members of the Legislative Assembly are provided with a copy of all publicly available material, other than those tabled in the Assembly.’

Copies are distributed to the National Library as required under the Copyright Act 1968. For public information purposes copies are also sent to ACT Government and Assembly Libraries.

There are no officers specifically employed to process these mail outs. The publishing officers arrange copies to be delivered to an embargo room, where held until publicly available. When released they are collected by a contractor who packages and distributes.

There are 22 recipients on the mailing list; the 17 ACT Assembly members, the ANU Law Library, National Library of Australia, the Assembly library, ACT Library Service and Publishing Services.

In answer to both a) and b) the cost is fixed at $114 (incl GST) per mail out.

Motor vehicles—LPG conversion

(Question No 1179)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services (redirected to the Acting Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services), upon notice, on 22 August 2006:

Given the Federal Government’s recent initiative to subsidise vehicle conversion to LPG, will the ACT Government also subsidise motor vehicle registration costs for vehicle owners who convert their vehicle to LPG; if not, why not;

Will incentives be put in place by the ACT Government to encourage ACT petrol station owners to provide adequate storage facilities for LPG; if not, why not; if so (a) what incentives will be put in place and (b) when will they be put in place;

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

The ACT provides a 20% registration concession for vehicles converted to operate on LPG. This concession rises to 28% for registered operators who hold an ACT Seniors Card, provided they are not entitled to a pensioner’s or DVA (Department of Veteran’s Affairs) card holder’s concession.

The issue of providing incentives to ACT petrol station owners offering LPG fuel has not been considered by Government. LPG is routinely and widely available in the ACT

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