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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 8 June 2017) . . Page.. 2116 ..

year. The figure was higher and should have been $4.669 million. The figures were amended at the last minute and up-to-date figures were not represented in my statement. The correct figures, however, are in the budget papers. I want to table an amended statement to ensure that the correct figures are represented.

I present the following paper:

Safer Families—Annual Statement 2017—Amended ministerial statement, dated 8 June 2017.


Mr Gentleman presented the following paper:

Petition—out of order

Petition which does not conform with the standing orders—Waramanga Shops—Playground, barbecue and recreational areas—Mr Steel (377 signatures).

MR STEEL (Murrumbidgee) (12.22), by leave: I am pleased that we were able to table this petition in the Assembly today on behalf of Elizabeth Hoyt and the almost 400 residents of Waramanga who signed it to support a new playground in Waramanga near the Waramanga shops. I would like to commend Elizabeth Hoyt, who has worked hard to build support in the Waramanga and Weston Creek community for the playground project, for her work in developing a detailed proposal to government.

Management from city services met with Ms Elizabeth Hoyt and a representative from Weston Creek Community Council at the Waramanga shops to discuss a proposal for a new playground. The government will continue to engage with Ms Hoyt on the project as she continues to build community support. I look forward to continuing to work with her and the Waramanga community on the project.

Sitting suspended from 12.23 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

Gaming—conflict of interest

MR COE: Madam Speaker, my question is to the Minister for Regulatory Services. Minister, the Victorian gaming minister has ruled out any meeting with Stephen Conroy, because there is “a clear conflict of interest between his job as a gaming lobbyist and his party activity”. Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called the conflict “unacceptable and unethical”. Minister, why is this government not applying the same standard for conflict of interest that is being applied in Victoria and federally?

MR RAMSAY: I thank the member for his question. The government is particularly attuned to issues of conflict of interest and is particularly attuned to transparency. The government will continue to meet with organisations. We are already a particularly compliant jurisdiction here in relation to the register of lobbyists. I note that there are

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