Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 13 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 4048 ..
About 10.00 a.m. on Friday 11 October 2002, police again attended at the site and spoke with Mr Bloomfield, where he was formally directed to remove the structure. He was advised that if this instruction was not carried out within a reasonable time, the structure would be removed by contractors provided by the NCA.
At about 3.30 p.m. on 11 October 2002 police, together with the contractors attended at the scene with the structure still in place. Mr Bloomfield was again advised that the structure would be removed. On being told this, Mr Bloomfield climbed on to the top of the kangaroo which made it impossible for the structure to be removed without a strong likelihood of injuries being sustained. Police negotiated with Mr Bloomfield with the assistance of AFP Aboriginal Liaison Officers for some time and he eventually agreed to climb down.
At about 5.00 p.m. on 11 October 2002 the contractors commenced to dismantle the structure.
4. Why was the sculpture removed from a paddock site in New South Wales because it did not have planning permission but was originally allowed to remain in the Australian Parliamentary triangle where it also did not have planning permission to remain.As you would be aware the ACT Government cannot comment on the planning permission processes of the New South Wales Government, nor of those of the Commonwealth Government through its planning agency, the National Capital Authority.
5. If a sculpture week was proposed, as stated in the media, what control does the so-called "embassy" have over the subject matter of such items which could be illegal.The approval of the placement of structures on designated National Land, which includes the Parliamentary Triangle, is a matter for the National Capital Authority.
6. Can only Aboriginal people bring and erect sculptures at the site and if so, is this not discriminatory as well as adding to possible illegal structure.The approval of the placement of structures on designated National Land, which includes the Parliamentary Triangle, is a matter for the National Capital Authority.
Red tape task force
(Question No 319)
Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 12 November 2002:
In relation to the Labor Party's 2001 ACT election commitments which included a statement "An ACT Labor Government will in consultation with business, industry and professional organisations update the Red Tape Task Force Report and review its implementation.".
(1) Twelve months on what has been achieved.
(2) May interested parties, including myself, receive a copy of the list of achievements to date.