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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 22 April 2021) . . Page.. 1081 ..

MADAM SPEAKER: The reply could be relevant to some community organisations in relation to the grants.

Mrs Jones: I think telling the minister how to answer the question is not in your purview, is it?

MADAM SPEAKER: I beg your pardon, Mrs Jones?

Mrs Jones: The question that has been asked has to be relevant, I understand, to the original question or the supplementary, both of which were about ramps at ACT institutions. The answer Ms Cheyne gave does not mention anything about grants, so what is the relevance?

MADAM SPEAKER: I am going to give the minister the question to answer, because until she answers I do not know if there is relevance in the grants or not.

Mrs Jones: On the point of order, Madam Speaker—


Mrs Jones: Very simply, the answer to the question, to my understanding, has got nothing to do with whether or not the question is in order. It is about whether the question is in order, not whether the answer has relevance.

MADAM SPEAKER: I am going to rule it in order this time, Mrs Jones. Ms Cheyne.

MS CHEYNE: Thank you, Madam Speaker. For organisations that can apply for the Amp It Up! grants fund there will be guidelines released soon, if not already, on Venues across Canberra—largely we are targeting venues that are privately owned and operated, but it is open to venues—

Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker, on a point of order as to relevance: now that we have heard the bulk of the answer—

MADAM SPEAKER: Yes, I will agree, and I can reconsider.

Mr Hanson: the answer and the question are clearly not relevant to the original question.

MADAM SPEAKER: Yes. Unless you can go directly to relevance, I will ask you to sit down. Members, I thank you for your guidance. I am happy to reconsider, but I was assuming that there would be something in the answer to the purpose of the question.

Sport—Hawker tennis centre

MR CAIN: My question is to the Minister for Sport and Recreation: you recently responded to my query about the Hawker tennis centre, which has been derelict for

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