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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 4 Hansard (22 April) . . Page.. 1171 ..

MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

not; whether it would produce a substantial amount of money or whether it would be effective without a compromise to public safety in the ACT. If it does fulfil those requirements, then I see no reason why it should not be put on the table for - - -

Mr Hargreaves: The jobs unfilled for the last 12 months.

MR SPEAKER: Order, please! You have asked your supplementary question.

MR HUMPHRIES: You will forgive me for regarding your advice on these areas as not being the best in the world, Mr Hargreaves. I understand your industrial advice on ACTION did not amount to very much when the time came, so you will forgive me if I rely on my own paid advisers rather than your very generous but free advice.

Food Labelling

MS TUCKER: My question is to Mr Moore as the Minister for Health. We have had some correspondence on this matter, or the department has with my office. It is in relation to the ACT Food Act. I would like to know whether you are aware of any problem with section 19 of the Food Act 1992 that prevents action being taken against a company under that Act when a company publishes an advertisement that is false, misleading or deceptive on a food package label, even though the food package label does comply with an applicable standard such as the food standards code labelling provisions produced by ANZFA?

MR MOORE: Thank you, Ms Tucker, for the question. There are a number of problems with the Food Act, and this applies right across Australia. Food Acts right across Australia are being reviewed to try to resolve those problems. With regard to the specific section of the Act, Ms Tucker, I cannot bring that exact section to mind at the moment. I am quite happy to take that specific part of the question on notice.

MS TUCKER: Okay, thank you. I have a supplementary question. If you check the correspondence that occurred, it is particularly in relation to a constituent's complaint against the Heinz company for misleading on baby food labels about the need to actually supplement breast milk. You do have correspondence on that, so could you address your concerns particularly to that complaint?

MR MOORE: Certainly.

Service Station Site in Torrens

MR OSBORNE: My question is to the Minister for Urban Services, Mr Smyth, and is about the abandoned and previously viable service station site at the Torrens shopping centre. Minister, as you may or may not be aware, the Ampol service station at the Torrens shops closed in October 1996. The relevant Minister at that time was Mr Humphries who said in the Chronicle that the Government "would not be forced into a lease variation of the Territory Plan on the site and that the site would not be re-zoned for anything other than a petrol station". He also said that PALM had "prevented the full fencing of the site as it was illegal" and that Ampol will "have to make an application for

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