Page 3617 - Week 12 - Tuesday, 27 October 2015
MR COE: Minister, when did you first find out about the UnionsACT advertising on ACTION buses?
MR RATTENBURY: I would need to take that on notice.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.
MR COE: Minister, what is the definition in the Electoral Act regarding electoral matter which refers to differences between political parties and pressure groups?
MR RATTENBURY: I refer Mr Coe to the ACT legislation register.
MS LAWDER: My question is to the Minister for Housing. Minister, has Housing ACT purchased a property at 6 Moorhouse Street, O’Connor from the ANU? If so, how much did the government pay and are there any heritage restrictions with the building or site?
MADAM SPEAKER: Sorry, Ms Lawder. I did not hear the last bit.
MS LAWDER: Are there any heritage restrictions with the building or site?
MS BERRY: Yes, I might have to take some of the detail in that question on notice. But I can confirm that there was a purchase of property in Moorhouse Street, O’Connor. It was purchased by Housing ACT. I might have to check the other two parts to the question about heritage. I might have to get Ms Lawder to clarify. I think there was a third part to that question I did not quite catch.
MADAM SPEAKER: I think Ms Lawder asked you how much it cost.
MS BERRY: I will have to come back on that one as well.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Ms Lawder.
MS LAWDER: Minister, will Housing ACT tenants move into these properties or will Housing ACT demolish these properties to build new public housing on the site?
MS BERRY: The purchase of these properties or land from the private sector has been part of an EOI process whereby the ACT government has been ensuring that public housing has been spread evenly across the ACT. These were ANU-constructed properties. They consist of eight two-bedroom units. The ANU was seeking to sell the property and the ACT government considered this to be an opportunity to acquire suitable housing for public housing tenants. So, yes, these dwellings will be made available for public housing tenants.
Mr Hanson: A point of order, Madam Speaker.