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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 July 2010) . . Page.. 3137 ..


If the clearances had not been obtained, whether it can be clarified that when the meter was running that you saw, was the meter—was it switched on legally? Was it legally able to be switched on?

He answered:

DECCEW has no regulatory role in this matter.

That was not the question. The question was whether or not it was actually complying with the law. Given that the minister has failed to answer this, presumably the Minister for Planning will have to answer the question at some point as to whether or not this was legal or whether the minister acted illegally. We do not know the answer to that question, but we do know that the solar system at Canberra Stadium was turned off as the electrical contractor had failed to obtain necessary clearances to commission the system prior to it going ahead. We wait with bated breath for the answer to that question. If the minister for environment is not going to answer then we will have to pursue it with the planning minister and see if we can get a straight answer out of him as to what happened.

Other questions were taken on notice. There were some concerns about the size of some of these costs. We have got the monergy campaign. The monergy campaign is there to tell us that if we save energy we save money.

Mrs Dunne: And how much does that cost?

MR SESELJA: $120,860.

Mrs Dunne: And how much did the word “monergy” cost?

MR SESELJA: Well, the creative campaign concept fee was $25,000. It cost $950 for the monergy press ads, $750 for the monergy web banners, $1,116 for the monergy launch, $25,000 for radio ads production and placement and $800 for the Canberra Show panel.

Mrs Dune: What about the front page of the CityNews?

MR SESELJA: The cost of the monergy advertising print placement was $21,783. It cost $30,000 for bus advertising placements, $10,500 for Adshel advertising, $2,700 for the design for banner system, $975 for the DL brochure design and $922 for the promotional material. It is interesting that when this was raised recently in the Canberra Times the minister said that they needed to pay $25,000 for the concept and, I think, the copyright and the intellectual property. If you look up “monergy” on the internet, it is not a new term, I am told; “monergy” has been around for a while. You can go to urbandictionary.com and find “Monergy = Money + Energy”. So we are on the same wavelength. This is from 2008. They have got a different concept—

Mrs Dunne: Someone had typed “money + energy” into Google and they came up with “monergy”.


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