Page 3384 - Week 08 - Thursday, 23 August 2012

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MR BARR: The time frame is 18 to 24 months for the complete conversion. The government will make its payments in two tranches, an initial payment and then a payment upon completion. In relation to the capacity of the converted facility, I will need to take some advice on that.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Le Couteur, a supplementary question.

MS LE COUTEUR: How is cage free egg production defined in the agreement and does it restrict the stocking rate or does it include the RSPCA’s stocking standard that an individual group size maximum of 5,000 birds per enclosure is recommended?

MR BARR: Perhaps it will not surprise members that that is not a level of detail I carry in my head in relation to the number of chickens in a barn.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Minister Barr, continue, thank you.

MR BARR: Thank you, Mr Speaker. So I will seek some further information and get back to the member.

MS BRESNAN: Supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Bresnan.

MS BRESNAN: Minister, given that the current rural lease expires in 2023, can you explain how the valuation of $7.5 million was arrived at?

MR BARR: It was undertaken through an independent valuation process.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Hunter.

MS HUNTER: Minister, you were reported in the Canberra Times as saying that the land will sell for $30 million in the future. Are you anticipating the results of a future territory plan variation? How was this fixed valuation of $30 million arrived at?

MR BARR: Again, I was providing information based on advice to me under what is anticipated to be prevailing market conditions in the years ahead.

Schools—Gonski review

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the minister for education. Minister, when did your directorate first get the modelling information from the federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations about Gonski funding reforms?

DR BOURKE: I thank the member for his question. I am not aware of commonwealth government projections of Gonski-type recommendations because, as far as I can tell, the commonwealth government has not actually responded to the

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