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MRS CARNELL: We went to an election with a number of policies, as at least the people of Canberra knew, even if the previous Government was not too sure. Of course, if the previous Government had read our policy statements out there in the community, they would know that we have promised to corporatise ACTTAB. We have promised to look at ACTION buses to find the best way to run them.

Mr Berry: Anything else?

MRS CARNELL: No, we are not going to privatise anything.

Mr Berry: Corporatise or give away?

MRS CARNELL: I am sorry. We are not going to give away anything.

Mr Berry: Corporatise?

MRS CARNELL: In terms of corporatisation, the three things we have mentioned are ACTEW, ACTTAB and ACTION buses. We are looking at ways to make ACTION more competitive.

Mr Berry: You are not going to ask the private sector to do anything?

MRS CARNELL: Interestingly, we will not close off any options that may make service delivery more appropriate in the ACT. We are just like New South Wales, which last week announced corporatisation of 15 service delivery areas. I can tell Mr Berry that at this stage this Government is not contemplating corporatising any entities other than the ones we announced in our policy statement made available to the community during the election campaign.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, may I raise a point a order?

Mr De Domenico: Under which standing order?

Mr Berry: This goes to the issue of answering the question. I know that we have difficulty each time we raise it, but it seems to me that the answer to a question should at least address the question. The supplementary question was about those areas where you might be contemplating privatising, corporatising or generally giving away or shoving things to the private sector. Give us a fair go and give us an answer. This is supposed to be a consultative government. Just give us an insight into what they are up to behind closed doors.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry, as you have said, we have raised that matter before and the answer is still the same. The Minister may answer the question as she sees fit.

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