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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 11 Hansard (25 September) . . Page.. 3391 ..

MRS CARNELL (continuing):

What we were talking about at that stage was a situation where the buses were sold and the running of those buses was sold, which we - - -

Mr Berry: No, you were not. You said that the buses would not be sold.

MRS CARNELL: I just quoted exactly what I said. I said that that was something that we would not do, and we stand by that position.


MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry asked why Mr De Domenico was answering a question that was directed to Mrs Carnell. I would refer members to House of Representatives Practice, page 513, "Direction of Questions". It states:

A Minister may refuse to answer a question. He or she may also transfer a question to another Minister and it is not in order to question the reason for doing so.

Stand rebuked, Mr Berry.

Annual Management Report

MR SPEAKER: I present, for the information of members, Auditor-General's Report No. 7 of 1996, Annual Management Report for the year ended 30 June 1996, which includes a general report on efficiency audits.


MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General) (3.41): For the information of members, I present a report prepared on behalf of the Lead Ministers by the South Australian Attorney-General's Department entitled "National Anti-Crime Strategy", which is a crime prevention compendium for Australian States and Territories. I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Mr Speaker, the national anti-crime strategy is a joint States and Territories approach to tackling crime in Australia. The strategy was established at the Leaders Forum in November 1994, which I assume Ms Follett attended, when Premiers and Chief Ministers agreed that nominated Lead Ministers would develop a national cooperative approach to effective crime prevention policy formulation and best practice. The most recent national anti-crime strategy Lead Ministers meeting was held in July in Adelaide. A model of

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