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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 12 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 3978 ..

Register of Ethnic Women

MRS CARNELL: I have further information on the question that Ms Horodny asked me in question time. Mr Speaker, I was correct when I made the point that the Office of Ethnic and Multicultural Affairs is working with the Migrant Resource Centre. They have developed a list of women from non-English-speaking backgrounds. The list is particularly with regard to jobs; but it can be used somewhat more broadly, for women who are looking for jobs or looking for whatever in various areas. This list has been circulated through ACT government agencies with a view to finding suitable jobs or other things for women of non-English-speaking backgrounds. The Women's Consultative Council is currently working on a strategy which will include these sorts of issues.

Road Signs

MR DE DOMENICO: Mr Speaker, during question time Mr Wood asked me questions about road signs. Unfortunately, Mr Wood is not here.

Ms McRae: I am listening.

MR DE DOMENICO: You are listening? Good. For the interest of the Assembly, for the past three or more years, I am told, the Department of Urban Services has had in place a system of prioritising repair work for road signs. These signs are repaired in the following order: First of all, safety or regulatory signs, of which there are approximately 30,000; second, warning signs, of which there are 10,000; and, third but not least, guidance signs, of which there are 5,000. There are 45,000 signs. If Mr Wood gives me a list, I will look into it.

MR SPEAKER: Mr De Domenico, as a member for Molonglo, I ask whether you would mind tabling that priority order.

MR DE DOMENICO: I table the paper.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you very much. I think it is something that we might all find of interest.


MR WHITECROSS (Leader of the Opposition): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a personal explanation under standing order 46. I claim to have been misrepresented.

MR SPEAKER: Proceed.

MR WHITECROSS In Mrs Carnell's answer to a question from Mr Kaine today she said that the Auditor-General had said that I had misrepresented him. I say once again that the Auditor-General did not say that I had misrepresented him. Mrs Carnell misrepresented me when she said that that was what had been said.

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