Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 8 Hansard (28 October) . . Page.. 2356 ..
MR RUGENDYKE: My question is to Mr Stefaniak, the Education Minister. Minister, in the Assembly on Thursday, 3 September I raised a question about the lack of maintenance for the school oval at Miles Franklin Primary School in Evatt. In your reply you indicated that an announcement would be made on the issue within a few weeks. That was almost a couple of months ago. Bearing in mind that it is presently Physical Education Week in the ACT and that Miles Franklin is still without an oval, can you tell me when you will be making an announcement on the future of the primary school oval, and will that announcement reinstate the maintenance of the school oval?
MR STEFANIAK: Yes, it is Physical Education Week and quite a bit is happening this week. I commend Lake Ginninderra College - seeing that we are talking about schools in our electorate, Mr Rugendyke - for an excellent launch. In terms of an announcement in relation to that and several other matters, I would be hoping to make one in the next couple of days, Mr Rugendyke. I note the week. Certainly I had discussions yesterday with the department as to where it is at and I would hope to be in a position to make an announcement this week.
MR CORBELL: My question is to the Acting Chief Minister. In a media release issued by the Chief Minister dated 14 October relating to ACTEW and the apparent effect competition is having on its business, the Chief Minister stated that ACTEW had lost 175 major contracts and picked up only a measly nine to put on the other side of the ledger. My question to the Acting Chief Minister is: Using the same process that the Chief Minister has used to arrive at the figure of 175 - that is, not contracts but multiple sites under a single contract - what does this nine actually turn out to be?
MR HUMPHRIES: I answered part of this question yesterday when I said that it was 175 - - -
Mr Stanhope: The misleading bit?
MR SPEAKER: Order! A question answered cannot be answered again.
MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, I answered the question yesterday by saying that 175 sites had been lost to ACTEW as customers. I do not know what the nine sites that would be picked up by ACTEW are, or customers - whatever it might be. I will find out from my department or from the Chief Minister's Department and I will provide that answer to Mr Corbell later.