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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 11 Hansard (14 November) . . Page.. 3445..

MR BARR (continuing):

The government will, of course, as part of its consultation report, make all of the information that has come in by way of submissions-where it has been indicated that that is to be publicly available-available at the conclusion of the consultation process.

MRS BURKE: Mr Speaker, I think the minister may have just answered my supplementary question. Just to clarify, are you going to be, therefore, making those available on or about 6 December?

MR BARR: Certainly the government will make those submissions available, where the people who have submitted them have indicated that they wish them to be made available. It will do so at the conclusion of the consultation process. I will not give an absolute commitment that it will be close of business on 6 December, but it will be shortly after, at the conclusion of the consultation process.

Mrs Dunne: People can say, "I want this published,"but you will not publish it.

MR BARR: Some people have preferred that their submissions remain private, and they have indicated that.

Mrs Dunne: That is all right. But for the people who have said they want them published, you will not publish them?

MR BARR: Yes. We will publish them.

Mrs Dunne: But not during the consultation period.

MR BARR: No. I am indicating that we will do so at the conclusion of that process. Those submissions are still being received, as I have extended the period for them to be received. Clearly, there is nothing preventing organisations from publicly releasing their own submissions, and a large number have done so.

Mr Smyth: But you will not be putting them on the web.

MR BARR: We will be making that information available on the website at the conclusion of the consultation process when the government makes its decisions in relation to the 2020 proposal.

Arts funding

MR MULCAHY: My question is to the Chief Minister. I placed a question on notice during the estimates committee hearing on 22 June this year regarding the budget split for arts funding in the 2006-07 budget. In your answer, you stated:

The figures for the budget split for the ACT Arts Fund, the ANU Faculty of Arts, the Cultural Council, the government's arts facilities and public art are not yet available. The figures will be provided as soon as they are available.

I do not appear yet to have received these figures, despite several follow-up calls to your office, the latest being on 20 September, and the receipt of repeated assurances

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