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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 12 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 4137 ..


Motion (by Mrs Carnell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Leasehold Administration

MR MOORE (3.27 am): I want to take a couple of minutes to raise a point on leasing, on account of the fact that we will not be sitting for another couple of weeks. I want to talk about the incremental process of land acquisition. The Stein report suggested a different approach to leasehold. One of the New South Wales royal commissions illustrated that, in local government, planning is often achieved in an incremental fashion. I have with me here this evening some papers that illustrate how this happens. I seek leave to table those papers to illustrate the point I am making.

Leave granted.

MR MOORE: I believe that they aptly illustrate just what can be achieved. Mr Speaker, it being so late, I will pursue the matter at a later date.

Totalcare Industries Ltd - Buses

MR DE DOMENICO (Minister for Urban Services) (3.29 am): Today in question time Ms Follett drew my attention to an inconsistency between statements I had made in the Assembly on 3 September and evidence given to the Estimates Committee by public servants relating to the Totalcare bus fleet. On 3 September I stated that the bus fleet did not realise a profit. I have been advised today that this is not the case. The words they use are, "It makes a positive contribution". I am assuming that "positive contribution" means profit. On that basis, if it is true, I apologise for unintentionally misinforming Ms Reilly on this matter in the Assembly. I apologise, as I always do.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Assembly adjourned at 3.30 am (Friday) until Tuesday, 3 December 1996, at 10.30 am

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