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Tuesday, 7 October 2003
Page: 20652


Mr HUNT (4:32 PM) —On indulgence, Mr Deputy Speaker, I seek to correct the Hansard record. In the House on 9 September 2003, I stated that the Defence land at Point Nepean will be retained in Commonwealth ownership. I wish to clarify that the land will be retained in Commonwealth hands under leasehold from the Department of Defence. I had previously thought and stated that the freehold would be with another Commonwealth agency, Parks Australia. This information was incorrect. The error was mine, and I wish to correct the record. The critical point is, and always has been, that the Defence land at Point Nepean will be held in perpetuity by the Commonwealth for community benefit and I have fought passionately to that end.