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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 3 June 2021) . . Page.. 1772 ..


Racing—policy responsibilities(Question No 195)

Mr Parton asked the Special Minister of State, upon notice, on 23 April 2021:

(1) What amount has been allocated in the 2020-21 budget and associated forward estimates to enable the Special Minister of State to discharge his responsibility of racing policy.

(2) What full-time equivalent is allocated to the Minister for this function in 2020-21 budget and associated forward estimates.

(3) What directorate is this budget and full-time equivalent allocated to and managed by.

(4) If there is no budget or full-time equivalent, how does the Minister exercise his responsibility in this area.

(5) What initiatives, reviews or programs are planned to be undertaken in 2020-21 and associated forward estimates for this policy responsibility.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Special Minister of State is supported by the Liquor, Racing and Gaming Policy team, Civil and Regulatory Law Branch of the Legislation, Policy and Programs Division (LPP) in the Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS) to meet his responsibilities with respect to racing policy. Recurrent funding is appropriated to JACS to support a range of Ministers to meet their ministerial responsibilities, including with respect to racing policy.

(2) As highlighted in the response to question 1, racing policy work is carried out by staff of the Liquor, Racing and Gaming Policy team in LPP. Resources within LPP are used flexibly to support a number of Ministers to discharge their portfolio responsibilities.

(3) See response to question 2 above.

(4) See response to questions 1 and 2 above.

(5) In July 2017 the Government entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Canberra Racing Club (CRC) and Canberra Harness Racing Club (CHRC) (the Racing Clubs). This MoU expires on 30 June 2022. The Government will work closely with the Racing Clubs on the renewal of this MoU to ensure the economic and social benefits that arise from a well-managed, sustainable, and well-regulated horse racing industry continue.


Housing—Justice Housing Program(Question No 198)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 23 April 2021 (redirected to the Minister for Corrections):


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