Page 4466 - Week 12 - Thursday, 26 October 2017

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light, no lycra nights, some lights will be on for the inclusive dance event to encourage people with disability to attend by providing a little light to see by; a Women with Disabilities ACT event with live music and talks; and an explosion of art, music, film, dance and singing in inclusive, creative programs at Belconnen Arts Centre’s three-day event, detonate.

MS LEE: Minister, what is the ACT government doing—

Members interjecting

MS LEE: Should I prepare one for SH’BAM instead? I don’t know; it has obviously got them all riled up. Minister, what is the ACT government doing, or what services is the government providing for the NDIS participants from a non-English-speaking background?

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I thank Ms Lee for her supplementary question. I am not sure that I have that information with me but I understand that through the trial period for the NDIS, the initial rollout and the transition, specific information has been provided to support people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to participate in the national disability insurance scheme and to sign up for that. I will take the detail of that on notice but I note that the funding of advocacy and planning for the national disability insurance scheme is largely the responsibility of the commonwealth and the NDIA at this stage. But of course we do work collaboratively with them, and I will provide some further details.

Planning—Federal Golf Club

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Minister for Planning and Land Management. Why did the government undertake pre-DA consultation on behalf of Federal Golf Club only after the club changed affiliation to Canberra Community Clubs?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Ms Lawder for her question. The idea of pre-DA consultation was mine, discussed with my colleagues, in relation to new developments that are coming up across the whole of the ACT. You saw, for example, the announcement, where you joined me, to look at whether or not we could do a suburb on the west of Athllon Drive in Tuggeranong.

It has been used a number of times in other circumstances as well. It is an opportunity for the community to have a say on what a proponent proposes. It is not what the government brings. It is what a proponent brings. So that is why we started that consultation process. We thought at the time that it was a really good idea but obviously—

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, allow the minister to respond to the question, please. Minister.

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