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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2691 ..


The annual licence fee waiver for some liquor licensees has been tapered to provide a 50 per cent fee reduction for 12 months from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. Eligible licensees include nightclub licence, restaurant and café licence, bar licence, general licence, catering licence, special licence and club licence.

On 1 July 2021, the Government announced that "on liquor" licensees will be able to sell takeaway alcohol and offer it for home delivery until 30 September 2021.

As a result of the COVID-19 lockdown the ACT entered from 12 August 2021, the ACT Government is also offering COVID-19 Business Support Grants and a COVID-19 Small Business Hardship scheme for all eligible businesses, regardless of their industry. More detail on these two measures is available online at: https://www.act.gov.au/business/business-support/covid-19-economic-support-for-business.

(12) Successful applicants to the Amp it Up! Program will need to acquit their funding as part of the standard reporting requirements. No formal review is planned.


Throsby—property sales(Question No 371)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, upon notice, on 6 August 2021 (redirected to the Attorney General):

(1) Is the Government aware of contracts being rescinded at “Vivace” in Throsby and then offered for sale at a higher price; if so, can the Minister provide information on this.

(2) Is the Government aware of other developers rescinding contracts and selling the same units at a higher price; if so, how many and can the Minister provide details.

(3) What consultation has the Government had with tenants whose contracts have been rescinded and what has been the result or outcome of these consultations.

(4) Will the Government remedy or compensate people affected by the rescinding of contracts; if not, why not.

(5) Will the Government reissue the ACT First Home Owner Grant for people who applied to buy a property in Vivace and had their contract rescinded; if not, why not.

(6) What is the Government doing to prevent ACT developers from rescinding contracts in the future.

(7) Will the Government, or a separate entity, provide financial remedies for conveyancing bills for entering a sales contract that was rescinded; if not, why not.

(8) Is the Government considering additional help for first home buyers; if not, why not.

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

(1) The Government is aware that some contracts were rescinded at the “Vivace” development in Throsby.


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