Page 3100 - Week 07 - Thursday, 1 July 2010

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MR SMYTH: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: One moment, I am hearing Mr Stanhope.

Mr Stanhope: He has had his question.

Mr Smyth: A question consists of two parts and two supplementaries, Chief Minister. You should check your standing orders.

Mr Corbell: He can move to close question time after all non-executive members have asked a question.

MR SPEAKER: We seem to be in an unprecedented situation for which the standing orders appear to provide no clear answer. I think that, given Mr Smyth has asked his question, he is entitled to a supplementary. Then I will take your request, Chief Minister. I will not be inviting additional supplementaries. I will just have Mr Smyth’s.

MR SMYTH: Minister, what consultation took place with the John Flynn group about the government’s intention that the childcare services at Flynn would be provided by a community-based provider and when did that consultation take place?

MS BURCH: Again, I refer to that last conversation where we both agreed that having a community provider on site was probably the optimal way to go. But given that the process was still in train and no determination was made, I could not confirm one way or another on that date. But certainly we were in mutual agreement that a community provider would have been a good outcome.

Mr Hargreaves: A supplementary?

MR SPEAKER: No, we are not having any further supplementaries, Mr Hargreaves.

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


Mr Stanhope presented the following papers:

Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee—Report 4—Inquiry into Live Community Events, Interim report—Government response, dated 18 March 2010.

Administrative Arrangements—Administrative Arrangements 2010 (No 1)—Notifiable Instrument NI2010-297 (S2, dated Thursday 1 July, 2010).

Territory Records Act, pursuant to subsection 58(2)—Review of the operation of the Act—

Report, prepared by Paul Macpherson, Campbell Macpherson Pty Ltd, dated February 2010.

Government response.

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