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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 3 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 647 ..

MR CORBELL (continuing):

consultation with stakeholders. The PA process is a formal statutory community consultation requirement.

David Hogg and Associates have already undertaken a similar study covering the area of duplication of Caswell Drive. Some environmental constraints were identified in an engineering feasibility study on the upgrading of Glenloch interchange by SMEC Australia Pty Ltd. The findings of this study will be taken into consideration with the findings of the environmental study brief, which I am happy to table today for the information of members. Both environmental studies will be taken into account in assessing the effects within the corridor from the Barton Highway to the Glenloch interchange.

In addition, Environment ACT is providing David Hogg and Associates with information on the ecological resources to be found in the vicinity of the western corridor for the proposed Gungahlin Drive extension.

I am also happy to table for members the study brief for the engineering feasibility study for the proposed western route of the Gungahlin Drive extension.

I present the following paper:

Gungahlin Drive Extension Western Alignment-Study Briefs-

Evaluation of Environmental Issues (Brief No AC 01-11), dated January 2002

Engineering Feasibility Study (Brief No AC 01-09), dated November 2001.

Public service

MR STANHOPE: Mr Speaker, I have been given some information to expand on the answer to three questions I was asked before.

I am advised that the job that Mr Vic Rebikoff applied for in the public service was advertised, in the normal course of events, in the Canberra Times. I understand that a merit selection panel was appointed, in the normal course of events, and that the selection panel met, interviewed and selected Mr Rebikoff on merit. That is the advice I have-that there was an advertisement, there was a merit selection panel, there was a process and Mr Rebikoff was selected on merit. I guess that, having regard for his CV, that is not surprising.

I conclude by saying the tawdry attack by the Liberal Party on Mr Rebikoff in this way contrasts very significantly with the approach adopted by Mr Wood and this government in re-appointing Winifred Rosser to the Tuggeranong homestead authority. However, we did that graciously, we did it appropriately, and we did it on the basis of merit.

What a pity we extended the courtesy to Winifred Rosser of re-appointing her to the Tuggeranong homestead authority. Look at this tawdry, insulting, defamatory attack that you are launching on an ex-Labor Party candidate! You should be ashamed of yourselves!

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