Page 1140 - Week 03 - Thursday, 22 March 2012

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MR SPEAKER: Okay. So, Mr Seselja, would you like to withdraw?

Mr Seselja: I will not move the motion. I seek leave to withdraw the motion to suspend.

Leave granted.

Mr Seselja: I withdraw the motion.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice


MR HANSON: On the issue there, I believe that Dr Bourke, when he said that he would be happy to table the document, did not actually stand up and make that clear, so it may not be recorded in Hansard. I would invite Dr Bourke to make it clear that he will be tabling that document. It perhaps has not been recorded and may cause some confusion next sitting day.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, Dr Bourke had the call, and I am quite sure that Hansard was recording, so I think we can just proceed.


MR CORBELL: Yesterday in question time Ms Le Couteur asked me a question in relation to the deconcessionalisation of the lease held by the ACT Brumbies at the old Griffith bowling club. I took on notice the part of her question relating to whether or not this was the first site to be deconcessionalised through the new process.

I can confirm that this is the case. The Brumbies site was the first development application seeking to remove the concessional status of a lease received and approved by the planning authority since the Planning and Development Act 2007 commenced. There are three other DAs seeking consent to remove the concessional status of a lease for other sites that have also been received since the commencement of the act, but the Brumbies site was the first.

Applications to pay out the concessional status of the crown lease are development applications under the act. The decisions are reviewable decisions under schedule 1 of the act. In particular circumstances an appellant would be required to demonstrate that the approval would cause the entity to suffer material detriment. This is a requirement of the act.


DR BOURKE: On 20 March I was asked a question by Mr Doszpot, which I took on notice. The answer to the member’s question is as follows: the amendment to the Education Act fulfilled the commitment of the government to the Canberra community made during the last election to better support teachers and schools by developing options around suspensions. The commitment to look at the process

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