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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 25 March 2010) . . Page.. 1522 ..


MR SPEAKER: Supplementary, Mr Smyth?

MR SMYTH: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Treasurer, what advice have you sought in relation to any taxation implications which might arise for any club that operates as a not-for-profit entity in the ACT as a consequence of consideration of the proposed sale of the Labor Club Group? Will you table any such advice?

MS GALLAGHER: My answer to the previous question holds. The government have sought advice on the report by the Gambling and Racing Commission. We are yet to receive that advice but, if there are further updates that I can provide to assist members in this place around the aspects that Mr Smyth has asked of me, I will do so.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mrs Dunne?

MRS DUNNE: A supplementary question, Mr Speaker. Minister, are you or any of your staff on the ALP administration committee or on the board of the Canberra Labor Club? If so, what actions have you taken over time to manage any conflicts of interest?

Mr Hargreaves: Point of order, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: I am sorry; I did not hear the end of Mrs Dunne’s question because you spoke over her, Mr Hargreaves. Can you just repeat the end of it?

MRS DUNNE: What was that, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Can you repeat the second half of your question, Mrs Dunne?

MRS DUNNE: If there are any staff, what has the minister done now or at any time to manage any conflicts of interest?

Mr Hargreaves: Point of order, Mr Speaker. This question does not relate to any portfolio that the Treasurer is holding.

Mr Seselja: It relates to the first question.

Mr Hanson: It does.

Ms Gallagher: It does not. The first question was about taxation.

Mrs Dunne: On the point of order, the original question was about the taxation implications of the sale of the Labor Club. The minister is responsible for what goes on in her office. Therefore, she should be able to answer questions about conflicts of interest if conflicts of interest arise with her own political staff.

MR SPEAKER: Do you wish to speak to the point of order, Mr Hargreaves?

Mr Hargreaves: Yes, I contend that Mrs Dunne’s question does not relate to the original question.


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