Reverend the Hon. FRED NILE:
I ask the Attorney General a question without notice. Is it a fact that The Hills Shire Council announced this week that it will ask Premier Kristina Keneally to change the law preventing councils from banning brothels? Has Mayor Peter Dimbrowsky of The Hills Shire Council stated, "We are a family orientated area. A brothel is not in keeping with these core values"? Will the Attorney General assist the Premier in introducing legislation that gives democratically elected councils the power to prohibit any brothels in their local government area?
The Hon. JOHN HATZISTERGOS:
The answer to the first part of the question is that I do not know of any requests that The Hills Shire Council has made to anyone in Government. As to the second part of the question, that issue has been resolved by Parliament and it is not an issue I propose to revisit.