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motels the hotel guest would generally not be the utility customer and the cost of the utility service would be included as a component in the tariff.

(f) The Building Code of Australia, which is applied in the ACT through the Building Act, provides for minimum energy efficiency levels in buildings. Section 11A of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 requires that for leased premises, an EER statement must be included if one exists for the rental property. The requirement would not apply to an agreement that is not characterised as a residential tenancies agreement, such as an occupancy agreement.

(g) All buildings in the ACT are classified uniformly under the NCC.

(3) The Health Protection Service undertakes routine inspections of licensed boarding houses, to assess the public health standards of these premises. These inspections cover the general hygiene of the premises, including sleeping rooms, the kitchen (if applicable) also the swimming pool (also if applicable).

Additionally, inspections are carried by a Public Health Officer in response to complaints from a member of the public. A complaint from a member of the public can be received in a variety of means such as, telephone, letter, facsimile or email (either directly to the Health Protection Service or via the Health Directorate or Canberra Connect). Additionally a complaint can be submitted through the Health Directorate website.

(4) Complaints can be lodged with the ORS Advice and Complaints Unit. ORS will investigate accordingly or refer the complaint to the appropriate agency for investigation.

(5) The Government has no current plans to change the Territory Plan or planning system in relation to short-term rentals.

(6) None, noting that it is the use of the building which determines the class of the building and there are building classes which cover this type of use.

Treasury Directorate—advertising
(Question No 1826)

Mr Seselja asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 21 September 2011:

(1) What was the total expenditure by the Directorate on advertising in (a) 2008 09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

(2) What is the funding allocation for advertising for the years (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Treasury Directorate’s (including Shared Services, ACT Insurance Authority, Home Loan Portfolio, Superannuation Provision Account and Territory Banking Account) total spend on advertising was as follows:

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