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MS LEE: Minister, even if, as you state, it is not the ACT government that is funding it, and that it comes under a commonwealth funding model, how can the ACT government justify not giving $110,000 to SHOUT?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: As I said earlier today, both prior to the closure of the ILC funding round, and certainly since then, I have been working very closely with the Minister for Health, and our directorates have been working very closely together, to identify alternative or additional sources of funding, recognising the range of organisations that SHOUT supports. We are currently working with other community organisations and with SHOUT members to transition to a new funding arrangement that will ensure that SHOUT members continue to get the support they need to do the important work they do in the community. I would not characterise this as a failure on the part of the ACT government.

Mr Gentleman: Madam Speaker, before we go to the next question, can I raise a point of order?


Mr Gentleman: On numerous occasions you have asked the opposition to remain quiet during question time. They have ignored your ruling, Madam Speaker, and continue to interject.

Ms Lawder: A point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: A point of order, Ms Lawder.

Ms Lawder: I am just wondering what standing order—

Mrs Dunne: When you take a point of order, you usually do it in relation to the standing orders.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, you were most helpful during the week, but I have asked, as the minister has just reminded everyone, the opposition to be quiet during question time. You have asked the minister for disability repeated questions on SHOUT, but not once have you allowed her to provide an answer without interjection. That is showing no respect or regard for your own questioner, let alone other members of this chamber.

Planning—Woden valley

MR PETTERSSON: My question is to the Minister for Planning and Land Management. Minister, can you inform the Assembly about consultation currently underway on proposed changes to the Territory Plan for Woden town centre and Mawson group centre?

MR GENTLEMAN: Thank you, Madam Speaker—

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