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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 7 Hansard (6 June) . . Page.. 2028..


Chief ministerial delegation to Beijing

Report

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for Women) (3.19): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Chief Ministerial Delegation to Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai-13-21 April 2002-Report.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Papers

Mr Wood presented the following papers:

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64-

Electoral Act-Determination of fees-Disallowable Instrument DI2002-45 (LR, 21 May 2002).

Health and Community Care Services Act-Determination of interest charge-Disallowable Instrument DI2002-41 (LR, 13 May 2002).

Sustainable bush capital in the new millennium

Ministerial statement

MR WOOD (Minister for Urban Services and Minister for the Arts): On World Environment Day, I seek leave to make a ministerial statement.

Leave granted.

MR WOOD: Mr Speaker, to coincide with World Environment Day, I am pleased to be able to outline the priorities of the Stanhope government for a sustainable bush capital in the new millennium. Canberrans are indeed fortunate to live in such a unique capital, surrounded by bush parks and forests and blessed with such rich natural and cultural heritage and high-quality air and water.

Like the Canberra community, the government is strongly committed to ensuring that our natural and cultural environment is properly and effectively conserved, managed and protected in order to maintain a viable and sustainable Canberra community. That has been a consistent high priority for the Assembly and all governments since self-government, including the period some years ago when I first served as the minister responsible for the environment. Members of the current Assembly have already made it clear that this priority will continue.


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