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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 7 Hansard (4 June) . . Page.. 1848 ..

MR QUINLAN: Already the departmental people have been in touch with in the order of 2,000 organisations offering advice and letting them know that we are involved in pursuing group insurance schemes so that our organisations, a very small slice of the market in Australia, might still have access to those group insurance schemes that are likely to be able to gain cover whereas we, as a small jurisdiction, may not. In addition, on Thursday, 13 June there will be a public liability insurance forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. We are liaising with the chamber with a view to making sure that all interested parties and affected parties and stakeholders have an opportunity to attend that seminar.

Mr Stanhope: I ask that further questions be placed on the notice paper, Mr Speaker.

Revenue-goods and services tax

MR QUINLAN: Mr Speaker, during question time, I took a question on notice from the Leader of the Opposition in relation to GST and when the guaranteed minimum amount would equal GST revenue. It is expected under the current model to be 2004-05 and will not be going positive in 2003-04 due to the GST, as I understand it. That is our best estimate.

Answers to questions on notice

MR CORNWELL: Mr Speaker, under standing order 118A, I ask for a response to question No 140 I placed on the notice paper on 10 April. The time limit of 30 days has expired. The question was directed to the Minister for Community Affairs.

MR STANHOPE: I apologise for the late response to your question, Mr Cornwell. I signed it off today.

Auditor-General's reports Nos 2 and 3

Mr Speaker: presented the following papers:

Auditor-General Act-Auditor-General's Reports-

No 2 of 2002-Operation of the Public Access to Government Contracts Act, dated 3 June 2002.

No 3 of 2002-Governance Arrangements of Selected Statutory Authorities, dated 5 June 2002.

Motion (by Mr Wood , by leave) agreed to:

That the Assembly authorises publication of the Auditor-General's Reports Nos 2 and 3 of 2002.

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