Page 1358 - Week 05 - Tuesday, 9 April 2013

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work needs to be done to create modern, sustainable, environmentally friendly cities for people to live, work and play in. The fact that we have secured funding from the commonwealth to help us guide the development of our city plan shows just how important the federal government thinks this work is in guiding the next steps of Canberra’s development, particularly within the city centre.

We are very happy that the commonwealth have supported this through their financial assistance. There are tight time frames on it. We are providing in-kind support through our staff and some of the work that was already underway to pull together and make sure that this city plan provides future generations of this city with the decision-making capacity and the guidance that are required as this city enters its second century.

ACTTAB—alleged fraud

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Treasurer. Treasurer, it has been reported that ACTTAB has had at least two significant fraud cases in the last two years. The situation has been characterised as “significant” by the AFP. Minister, given that at least one of these alleged instances of fraud occurred from senior management—that is, the head of finance and operations—what processes have ACTTAB implemented or will ACTTAB be implementing to ensure that similar fraud cases will not occur again?

MR BARR: I understand that this matter has been the subject of some discussion with the ACTTAB board. I can provide a more detailed response to the member in the fullness of time.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, a supplementary question.

MR SMYTH: Treasurer, since the uncovering of these fraud cases, has a new system of security been fully implemented within ACTTAB?

MR BARR: I will need to take that question on notice.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Dr Bourke.

DR BOURKE: Treasurer, when do you think you will be able to report on what the ACTTAB board has informed you of?

MR BARR: I will take some advice from ACTTAB and provide that information to the Assembly.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot, a supplementary question.

MR DOSZPOT: Treasurer, how might these fraud cases impact on any possible sale of the ACTTAB business?

MR BARR: That is a hypothetical question.

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