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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2135 ..



The Age

The Australian

The Canberra Times

The Australian Financial Review

The Sydney Morning Herald

Courier Mail

The Daily Telegraph

The Mercury

Die Woche (weekly)

The Land (weekly)

The Greek Herald

The Koori Mail (weekly)

(5) TCCS have no record of newspapers being removed from libraries previously.

(6) Yes, library customers can access online versions of the newspapers via ANZ News-stream database and Press Reader.

(7) Anecdotally we have had a number of people each day inquiring in branches about when newspapers will be available once again.

(8) Since receiving Health advice to re-instate print newspapers at library branches, Libraries ACT has begun the procurement process for supply and delivery of newspapers to all branches. The process is underway and will be completed shortly.

(9) New contracts for supply and delivery of newspapers are targeted to start in the new financial year.

(10) No.

(11) The Education Directorate does not currently have a paid subscription to news outlets for the provision of hard copy newspapers at ACT public schools. Prior to 2017 limited news outlets, such as the Canberra Times, may have provided newspapers to schools in the ACT for use in their library. Individual ACT public schools may choose to digitally subscribe to a news outlet as part of their educational resources.

Melba shops—land(Question No 294)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 4 June 2021:

Who owns the land directly outside business premises at the Melba shops, for instance, the square with the trees between the carpark and shops.

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

The ACT Government (Transport Canberra and City Services) is the custodian of Block 32, Section 40 Melba.

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