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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 30 March 2017) . . Page.. 1362 ..

Mrs Dunne: On the point of order, it is unparliamentary to accuse a member of misleading the Assembly. Mrs Jones was referring to correspondence. She said, “Did you mislead me about those plans?” It is not unparliamentary.

MADAM SPEAKER: The word “mislead” and the need to withdraw relates to misleading this Assembly. But I would caution members in the use of language. Mrs Jones, ask your supplementary.

MRS JONES: Minister, when was the decision taken to use the site on Stapylton Street for public housing? Was the surveying being done in association with that decision?

MR BARR: I do not have the exact date in front of me. I will get that information and provide it to the Assembly in due course.

MR HANSON: Chief Minister, what support will you now be providing to PANDSI as a result of this relocation, and what consultation have you conducted with PANDSI?

MR BARR: The government supports a range of community sector organisations through subsidised accommodation, and in this instance that same support will be extended.

Government—screen arts funding

MR PETTERSSON: My question is to the minister for the arts. Minister, how does the ACT government support the screen industry in the territory?

MR RAMSAY: I thank Mr Pettersson for his question. The ACT government supports the screen industry in the ACT in three key ways: funding individual projects; co-funding screen productions that put Canberra on the map; and funding screenACT, which is our film, television and digital media office, hosted by the ACT Screen Industry Association.

ScreenACT serves as a one-stop shop for all screen support in the ACT, helping to develop screen and digital artists, invest in local feature film productions and attract film productions to the ACT. It delivers the ACT screen arts fund, which is available for screen artists across film, television, documentary, short film, games, apps and digital media.

Through the innovate Canberra screen production fund, the ACT government also co-funds high quality feature films, television series and other commercial screen projects that have significant benefits for the ACT. Commercially successful productions that have been funded include Secret City, Joe Cinque’s Consolation and series 1 and 2 of The Code. These productions showcase Canberra to local and international audiences and provide jobs and experience for Canberra’s screen industry professionals.

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