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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1859 ..

An amount of $120,300 was originally requested of Cabinet: $30,800 for financial year 2001-2002 and $89,500 for financial year 2003-2003. Cabinet decided on 2 April 2002 that the $30,800 was to come from the Justice & Community Safety's budget allowing special budgeting for the Bill of Rights Inquiry of $89,500 requested for 2002-2003. Of the $89,500, $84,769.81 has been expended as at 30 April 2003.

The ACT Bill of Rights Consultative Committee was established in April 2002. Since then it has:

produced a Discussion Paper and called for submissions. Over 140 were received;

established a website;

conducted numerous community meetings to discuss the issues surrounding a Bill of Rights;

produced a pamphlet that was distributed to every household in the ACT;

followed up on the Deliberative Poll, which was paid for independently of this amount;

engaged specialist lawyers to comment on a draft report and proposed Bill;

prepared a report to Government.

Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Rally of Canberra

(Question No 694)

Mr Stefaniak

asked the Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, upon notice, on 8 May 2003.

How many people attended the 2003 Rally of Canberra and is this figure up or down on last year;

Has the Minister received any feedback, regarding the organisation of the Rally of Canberra, if so, what feedback has been received, if not, when do you expect to receive feedback;

Why were the times that stages occurred in the forest areas and service times at Acton Park not listed in the bulk of literature (in the Canberra Times - only times for Fairbairn Park were advertised - and brochures) for Rally of Canberra;

Who organises the actual timing of race stages and servicing (of vehicles) for the Rally of Canberra;

Has the Minister received any complaints about the length of time between stages and servicing (of the vehicles) - in some cases six hour gaps;

Why were there no service points in the forest areas this year as has been in the past;

I understand that the service point for the Rally of Canberra was at Acton Park this year instead of Exhibition Park due to the National Folk Festival. Why was there not time to pack down from the National Folk Festival; the weekend before the Rally of Canberra, and allow servicing to occur at Exhibition Park;

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