Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 5 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 1208 ..
MR STANHOPE (continuing):
The whole of the land was withdrawn ... 1974 ... $34,000 compensation was paid ...
The Boltons continued to occupy the land on a weekly licence agreement until this was terminated on 31 May 1980 and a monthly lease commenced.
The current lease was granted ... 1980 ... The lease is a nil tenant rights lease (all improvements are government owned) ...
The following land withdrawals have occurred.
I am hurrying here, which is a pity. There are five of them: 3.9 hectares in 1988, 20 square metres in 1989, 126 hectares in 1991, 1.3 hectares in 1991 and 87 hectares due to extensive land degradation and a heavy infestation of serrated tussock. The minute goes on:
The withdrawn areas are now known as Blocks 494 and 495 Gungahlin with the latest withdrawal of 87 hectares still shown on the Canberra By Suburbs as part of 496 Gungahlin. From the information available to us at the moment it appears that the proposed subdivision is over the withdrawn areas as well as the area still held in lease.
The balance area still held in lease is 169.7 hectares ...
The current lease is a monthly lease with little chance of it being extended beyond 2000 at this time. This may change when the development sequence in Gungahlin is finalised ...
The blocks are within the Hills, Ridges and Buffer areas on both the National Capital and Territory Plans.
That was 11 July 1997, a formal minute. I hate to say it, but this document and the other documents in the 1,000 folios released to the Opposition - and I have got folios and folios of them here - make a liar of you, Chief Minister, and make a liar of you, Mr Humphries.
Ms Carnell: Mr Speaker, I ask for that to be withdrawn.
MR SPEAKER: Yes, please. I would have to ask that the word "liar" be withdrawn. I have read your motion of censure and that is permitted, but I cannot allow words like "liar".
MR STANHOPE: I truly believe it, Mr Speaker, but I will withdraw it. (Further extension of time granted) In a minute I will seek leave to table these documents for the information of members and everybody else. There is a third issue that I would like to address. When did Mr Whitcombe become aware there was only