Page 515 - Week 02 - Tuesday, 21 February 2012

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MS BRESNAN: Can you confirm that all the conducted energy weapons in use by ACT police have camera mounts fitted to them, as was suggested by the Ombudsman?

MR CORBELL: That is not the case. They do not have camera mounts at this time and that is not the announcement made by ACT Policing. The Chief Police Officer has indicated that he will give consideration to the use of camera mounts and he sees some utility in that. But at this point in time the conducted energy weapons do not have cameras on them.


MR SPEAKER: Members, I draw your attention to the fact that we are joined by outgoing members of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing in the gallery this afternoon. I welcome you to the Assembly and thank you for your contribution on the council.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

Budget—lease variation taxation

MR BARR: In question time last week I took a question without notice from the Leader of the Opposition in relation to lease variation charge payments. I can advise the Assembly that, as at 8 February 2012, $6.498 million had been received for the lease variation charge on 82 applications. Of that $6.498 million, $3 million was determined prior to 1 July 2011 but paid after 1 July, and the second part, of $3.498 million, was determined and paid after 1 July, so after the new system came into place.

I can update the Assembly that there are currently 86 applications in the system that have been determined but not paid. Those 86 applications add up to $15.231 million. This includes 58 residential applications totalling $4.225 million, 13 commercial applications totalling $3.549 million, four industrial applications totalling $637,000, and 11 mixed use applications totalling $6.82 million. That takes the total amount paid in this financial year and the total amount determined to $21.7 million.

Personal explanation

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Community Services, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Women and Minister for Gaming and Racing): I seek leave to make a personal explanation under standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Burch.

MS BURCH: Last Friday on ABC radio’s political panel Mr Seselja made the following claim in relation to Mr Hargreaves’s statement on the Tuggeranong Community Council: “Mr Seselja: He was being egged on by Joy Burch and the other member for Brindabella. Solly: So Joy Burch was encouraging Mr Hargreaves? Seselja: Yes, she was.” Mr Speaker, this is a complete fabrication. As Mr Seselja knows, I made the following statement in the adjournment debate:

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