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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 12 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 3697..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

Particular care will be taken to ensure that the purchase assistant in a compliance test is indistinguishable from any other young person who might enter the shop to purchase tobacco products, except that the volunteer young person has been assessed to look under 18 and does not lie about his or her age. If asked about identification, the purchase assistant will indicate that he or she does not have any identification. The purchase assistant will not in any way try to persuade the seller to sell the smoking products to him or her.

Once procedures have been developed and approved by the Assembly via the disallowable instrument process, compliance testing cannot occur unless the minister has approved a compliance testing program. As the Minister for Health, I will consider the information about the need for a program, what area will be targeted and the duration of the program, before approving such a program.

I will bring the procedures before the Assembly in the coming months and will keep all members informed as compliance measures are implemented. I also look forward to keeping the Assembly informed of any future measures we might take to reduce smoking and the uptake of smoking in our community.

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

Land (Planning and Environment) Act

Papers and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Planning): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to section 216A—Schedules—Leases granted, together with lease variations and change of use charges for the period 1 July to 30 September 2006.

I ask for leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: Section 216A of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991 specifies that a statement be tabled in the Assembly outlining details of leases granted by direct grant, leases granted to community organisations, leases granted for less than market value and leases granted over public land. The schedule I have tabled covers leases granted for the period 1 July 2006 to 30 September 2006.

During the quarter, three leases were issued by direct grant. Of these, one was granted using disallowable instrument 220 of 2003. The lease was granted over block 5 section 23 Gungahlin to Amarso Pty Ltd on 2 August 2006. The lease was granted to enable the construction of a service station in the Gungahlin town centre.

For the information of members, I have also tabled two other schedules relating to approved lease variations and change of use payments received for the same period.


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