Page 4260 - Week 13 - Thursday, 19 November 2015

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MR BARR: If that is the best the Leader of the Opposition can contribute on this final day of sittings in the Assembly—constant interjections and making chicken noises—it demonstrates that the Leader of the Opposition is not even fit to lead his own party, let alone to be the Chief Minister of the territory.

I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Diversity ACT—funding

MS BERRY: In question time yesterday I offered to get further advice about Diversity ACT and Ms Lawder’s FOI request. There was no demountable building purchased by Community Services or Diversity ACT and the withdrawal of funding included funding for the planned demountable.

In relation to the FOI request, I understand that Ms Lawder requested a remission of charges which was not granted by the decision maker, which is CSD. She has now sought an internal review of this decision and has been advised that the internal review decision maker is currently considering this request. I am also advised that the directorate staff responsible for the management of FOI applications did not contact Diversity ACT in relation to Ms Lawder’s FOI application.


Transport—light rail

MR CORBELL: On Tuesday in question time, in response to a question, I stated that I had not had responsibility for transport planning since 2012. That was an error. I would like to correct the record and apologise to the Assembly. I have not had responsibility for transport planning since July 2014.

Yesterday in question time I was asked were any non-conforming bids submitted by consortia or members of a consortium in response to requests for proposals put forward by the Capital Metro Agency. The answer to the member’s question is no.

Legislative Assembly—accommodation

Statement by Speaker

MADAM SPEAKER: I would like to give a final update for the year on the accommodation project for the expanding Assembly. The first phase of the project, which involves fitting out approximately 600 square metres of office space on level 1 of the North Building, is on schedule. I am advised that completion is anticipated in the week starting 7 December. I had the opportunity to inspect the fit-out earlier today and I am sure it is going to be a very well designed and functioning workspace for the 35 OLA staff who will be based there.

Over the course of the week starting 7 December, certain OLA staff will progressively move across Civic Square. This involves Hansard, the Library, HR and Finance. Also in that week, some other building occupants will be relocated within the Assembly

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