Page 368 - Week 02 - Tuesday, 12 February 2013

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It is of course worth highlighting, in relation to what is being done about this complaint, that we would not want to see in an organisation such as the Liberal Party of Australia, ACT division—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, Mr Corbell! I have already directed you on two occasions to be directly relevant. The question was: what is being done? You have answered the question as to what is being done. Is there anything else that is being done or are you going to hypothesise?

MR CORBELL: I am simply indicating, Madam Speaker, that—

MADAM SPEAKER: The member’s time has expired.

Mr Corbell: when there are allegations, Madam Speaker—

MADAM SPEAKER: The member’s time has expired. Sit down. Mr Coe, you have a supplementary question.

MR COE: Thank you, Madam Speaker, a supplementary. Minister, do you see all complaints sent confidentially to the government and have you breached the ability of the registrar-general to assess the complaint?

MR CORBELL: No, I do not.

Members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, members! I want to hear Mr Corbell.

MR CORBELL: My attention was drawn to this complaint by the comments of a particular past president of the Liberal Party on 666 morning radio a couple of days ago. Given the topicality of the matter and the fact that there is significant public interest in it, I inquired whether or not such a complaint had actually been made, and I can confirm that it has been made.


MR COE: My question is for the Attorney-General in his directorate’s capacity of parking operations within ORS. Attorney, what information was provided to you that influenced you to increase the cost of parking in Civic and when was that information first provided to you?

MR CORBELL: The decisions in relation to increasing parking fees are made as part of the government’s budget considerations. I would draw to Mr Coe’s attention the fact that about three years ago now the government indicated that there would be a regular increase, on a yearly basis, of parking fees and that is what the government has done.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

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