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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 2 Hansard (28 February) . . Page.. 382..


Question put:

That the motion (Mr Hird's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 6	 	NOES, 9

Mrs Carnell	Mr Berry
Mr Cornwell	Ms Follett
Mr De Domenico	Ms Horodny
Mr Hird		Ms McRae
Mr Humphries	Mr Moore
Mr Kaine	Mr Osborne
		Ms Tucker
		Mr Whitecross
		Mr Wood

Question so resolved in the negative.

MR SPEAKER: I remind members that they are not to talk or interject while the Clerk is calling the roll.

Mr Berry: You are not going to close down the house again, are you, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: No; but I may ask you to leave if you keep up your interjections.

WEED AND PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS

MS HORODNY (11.25): I move:

(1) That the Assembly calls upon the Government to initiate a public inquiry to review and/or establish guidelines for the selection and use of chemicals for weed and pest control in the ACT and establish a Steering Committee to assist in the development of terms of reference and the final report. The inquiry should consider:

(a) an assessment of the types and quantities of chemicals used in the ACT for weed and pest control;

(b) the effectiveness of existing chemical weed and pest control programs in the ACT;

(c) the health and safety aspects of chemical use on the general community and workers applying chemicals;


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