Page 3798 - Week 10 - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

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researchers to translate their research; and students with the opportunity to develop practical skills through industry placements.

This is a partnership that will deliver for Canberra and produce outcomes that will generate benefits well beyond our territory. It is a demonstration of the potential that exists in our truly global city and the prominent role that Canberra can play in the transformation of the sector to address global demands.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Wall) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Mr Milligan for today’s sitting of the Assembly due to personal reasons.

Personal explanation

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (3.16): Madam Speaker, I seek leave to make a statement under standing order 46, as I have been misrepresented.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: In Question Time today Ms Fitzharris said that I wanted to close walk-in centres. I have never made a statement to that effect, and neither has my predecessor, Mr Hanson. It is not the intention of the Canberra Liberals to close walk-in centres.

Answer to question on notice

Question No 1632

MS LEE: In accordance with standing order 118A, I ask the Minister for Transport for an explanation for the lateness of the answer to a question on notice which was due on 1 September. That is question 1632, which relates to drinking fountains at local shops. I note that the minister’s office sent my office an email yesterday at 12.20 stating that it would be late, but failed to provide an explanation for not answering the question within the time frame set out in the standing orders.

MS FITZHARRIS: I will follow up on that.


Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Icon Water Contracts with ActewAGL—Resolution of the Assembly of 23 August 2018 requesting documents under standing order 213A.

Letter to the Clerk from the Head of Service, dated 5 September 2018.

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