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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (Tuesday, 6 December 2011) . . Page.. 5700 ..


supplementary.” You did not give the rest of the chamber an opportunity—

MR SPEAKER: I think you misheard me, Mr Hargreaves. I actually said, “Chief Minister, do you wish to continue?” and she said no.

Mr Hargreaves: I did rise on my feet earlier on, Mr Speaker, to seek the opportunity for a supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: I have given Mr Smyth the call, Mr Hargreaves.

Mr Hargreaves: I wish to register that protest with you, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, you have the supplementary.

MR SMYTH: Minister, will ACT Health bear the cost of treating any prisoners suffering from infected tattoos?

MS GALLAGHER: ACT Health currently meets the costs associated with infections in prisoners for a variety of different sources and reasons. They are the health provider at the jail. They also fund the considerable cost—not only the cost for the places on the program but the management of all prisoners at the jail, including the large number who have hepatitis C. They are all costs that the ACT community pays through the health system, and that should be no surprise to those opposite.

Planning—Kingston foreshore

MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development and concerns development along the Kingston foreshore. Minister, on 14 November you issued a regulation to exempt third party appeals from a precinct within the Kingston foreshore. Why has the Kingston arts precinct been included in the exemption area, given that last sitting period, on 16 November, you stated that the exemption was about commercial rivalry?

MR CORBELL: In determining the regulations, I took the view that it was appropriate to include all of the Kingston foreshore development area.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Le Couteur, a supplementary.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, is the reason that you have not presented the third party appeals exemption regulation to the Assembly yet to stop potential appeals of the recently approved DAs for Quayside and the Fitters Workshop?

MR CORBELL: I am required to table the regulation within a prescribed period of time—that is what I will be doing—and the answer to the rest of Ms Le Couteur’s question is no.

MS HUNTER: A supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Hunter.


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