Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 1511 ..
MS CARNELL: He was not a Liberal. It is Mr Lamont. Mr Lamont does chair the CanDeliver board and I am sure that everybody would agree that Mr Lamont is a very capable person. Some people did not seem to agree on the other side of the house. We agree. Mr Speaker, we believe that CanDeliver should be given longer to establish its position. It has started to win contracts. Yes, it has taken longer than we would have thought. Really, the whole basis for having CanDeliver, the basis of keeping jobs here in the ACT, is worth a whole heap of commitment from this Assembly, and it certainly has it from the Government.
I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
MR SPEAKER: Pursuant to subsection 8(4) of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Act 1997, I present an authorisation to broadcast given to a number of television and radio networks in relation to proceedings of the Assembly for today, 6 May 1999, concerning debate on the motion of want of confidence in the Attorney-General.
MR SPEAKER: I present the 1999-2000 purchase agreement between me, as Speaker, and the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory.
MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer): Mr Speaker, for the information of members and pursuant to subsection 47(3) of the Financial Management Act 1996, I present approvals of guarantees under an agreement between the Australian Capital Territory and the CPS Credit Union Cooperative (ACT) for loans under the new enterprise loan guarantee scheme. I ask for leave to make a short statement.
MS CARNELL: These guarantees arise from the administration of the new enterprise loan guarantee scheme, which represents the Government's continued support for small business in the ACT. The underlying principle of this scheme is to provide small businesses with start-up capital in the expectation that they will succeed in establishing and developing their business to the point where they are self-sustaining. It is intended that the scheme will give eligible applicants access to loans from an approved institution to a maximum of $10,000 over a period of up to two years.