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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 10 Hansard (14 October) . . Page.. 3167 ..


Paper and Ministerial Statement

MR HUMPHRIES (Treasurer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Community Safety): Mr Speaker, for the information of members and pursuant to subsection 47(3) of the Financial Management Act 1996, I present an approval for a loan guarantee to the CPS Credit Union for an application of the new enterprise loans guarantee scheme. I ask for leave to make a short statement.

Leave granted.

MR HUMPHRIES: The underlying principle of this scheme is to provide small businesses with start-up capital in expectation that they will succeed in establishing and developing their businesses to a point where they are self-sustaining. It is intended that the scheme will give eligible applicants access to loans to a maximum of $10,000 over a period of up to two years from an approved financial institution. The CPS Credit Union has agreed to support the principles of the scheme by providing concessional rates to eligible applicants and has been selected as the loan provider. I stress that these are guarantees, not loans, grants or any other forms of financial assistance, and that the maximum exposure under the scheme is capped at $500,000.



MR MOORE (Minister for Health and Community Care) (3.42): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the Healthpact strategic plan for 1999-2002 and I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

It gives me great pleasure to table the Healthpact strategic plan for 1999-2002. Healthpact has been operating as a statutory authority since the passing of the ACT Health Promotion Board Act 1995. This document is consequently its second triennial strategic plan addressing the health promotion needs of Canberra. This Government is committed to the delivery of appropriate and effective health services in the ACT and recognises that health promotion is a vital part of this continuum. Health promotion and disease prevention are crucial in supporting people to take responsibility for their own health. They are important in developing a healthy environment that contributes to, and helps to maintain, good health. They are vital to the development of a society which supports people in making and maintaining decisions which foster health for life. Healthpact has developed into an organisation which plays a leading role in these three areas - supporting the development of healthy people, healthy places and a healthy social environment. This is reflected in the new strategic plan.

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