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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 1 Hansard (20 February) . . Page.. 324 ..

MR QUINLAN (continuing):

Mr Speaker, on 20 November 2002, the Assembly called on the ACT government to prepare a proposal to address the impact of full retail contestability on ACT low income earners, pensioners and self-funded retirees, for electricity consumption, following the introduction of full retail contestability on 1 March 2003, and to provide details of the proposal to address the impact of full retail contestability on these groups to the Assembly in the first sitting week of 2003.

As I announced on 29 January, the introduction date for full retail contestability has been deferred until 1 July 2003. This has been done because of the need to recognise the impact of the bushfires on work priorities for ActewAGL distribution and community organisations involved in assisting our community to cope with and recover from the event. I am tabling the response to that resolution.

Debate (on motion by Mr Cornwell ) adjourned to the next sitting.


Mr Quinlan presented the following paper:

Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation Act, pursuant to subsection 28 (3)-Canberra Tourism and Events Corporation-Quarterly Report for October-31 December 2002.

Land (Planning and Environment) Act-correction of formal errors

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL: For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to section 29-Variation (No 213) to the Territory Plan relating to the Kingston Group Centre-Correction of Formal Errors, together with background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required.

I seek leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, Variation 213 to the Territory Plan concerns the Kingston Group Centre and the correction of formal errors. This variation has been undertaken in accordance with section 19C of the Land Act, which states:

(1) This section applies if, on application by the authority, the Executive is satisfied that a draft plan variation-

(a) has the sole purpose of correcting a formal error in the plan; or

(b) would, if approved, not affect the rights of anyone in a prejudicial way.

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