Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . .

Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 2016 ..

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, I would have to take that one on notice and find out whether the Territory Plan actually did replace all existing policies. The advice of some of my colleagues here is that their understanding is that it did not. I will seek more information from Mr Corbell and get back to the Assembly.

MR CORBELL: I thank the Minister for that. I will ask him a supplementary question. If he is unable to answer it, perhaps he will take it on notice. Minister, at a recent meeting between PALM officials, Kambah Village traders and representatives of a service station at Kambah, the traders were told that the question of leases which allow non-automotive retail space in service stations is a very grey area. According to an official from PALM, the Government has three choices: One, amend the Land (Planning and Environment) Act at section 222; two, call in all affected leases and do a global variation; or, three, tell all service stations to stop selling anything not directly related to the automotive trade. Minister, what course of action is the Government going to take?

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, the issue of leases is difficult. Leases issued over a period of time often vary and allow different uses. Again, I will take that section on notice and get back to the member as quickly as I can.

Ms Carnell: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.


MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, may I make a personal explanation pursuant to standing order 46?

MR SPEAKER: You may.

MR BERRY: Thank you, Mr Speaker. There has been an attempt to recreate history in relation to the hospice on Acton Peninsula and my involvement in it.

Ms Carnell: I take a point of order. Mr Speaker, a personal explanation has to be exactly that. It cannot be a history and it cannot debate the issue.

MR SPEAKER: I am coming to that.

MR BERRY: It is personal. I take the misinformation that has been given in respect of that as a personal affront and worthy of explanation in this place.

MR SPEAKER: You may explain matters of a personal nature, but the matters may not be debated.

Ms Carnell: You cannot debate the issue.

MR BERRY: There is no issue before the chamber.

MR SPEAKER: You cannot debate the issue.

MR BERRY: There is no issue.

Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . .