Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 07 Hansard (Wednesday, 1 August 2018) . . Page.. 2523 ..
Minister, what investigations have you ordered into the poor handling of these purchases?
MS BERRY: I refer the member to my last answer to Mr Coe’s question regarding an investigation into that particular purchase, of Fairvale. I have asked for some advice on that issue, and on whether it needs to be investigated further. As I said, because I have asked for legal advice, if I am able to provide it then I will.
Ms Lee: Madam Speaker, a point of order.
MADAM SPEAKER: A point of order?
Ms Lee: Yes. I did ask about the three purchases: Lands End and Milapuru as well. Will that be included in the minister’s update?
MADAM SPEAKER: Can you add to that?
MS BERRY: An audit response is being developed, and we will provide that when we can.
MS LEE: Minister, why has the Suburban Land Agency not completed land management agreements for the properties identified in the Auditor-General’s report on the assembly of rural land?
MS BERRY: Sorry, Madam Speaker; I might just ask for that to be repeated. I was not quite sure what she—
MS LEE: Why has the Suburban Land Agency not completed land management agreements for the properties identified in the Auditor-General’s report?
MS BERRY: The government is working on a response to the Auditor-General’s report. As soon as that is available, it will be published.
MR COE: Minister, has the Suburban Land Agency received a breach of lease notification from the planning directorate regarding the lack of land management agreements?
MS BERRY: I will take that question on notice.
MRS KIKKERT: My question is to the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development. Minister, I refer to Canberra Times reporting on your decision to sell 33 townhouses to the defence housing authority. Minister, why are you getting the Public Housing Renewal Taskforce to build housing for the Defence Force rather than for Canberrans suffering from housing stress and skyrocketing rent levels?