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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 2 Hansard (17 February) . . Page.. 647..


(4) The issues addressed/covered in the education presentations were industrial manslaughter, workers compensation, occupational health and safety, the Gas Appliance Worker Scheme, the Gas Safety Act 2000 and the Dangerous Substances Act 2004.

(5) (a) Data on the number of ACT WorkCover presentations in 2002-2003 is not readily accessible, but 807 people attended presentations in that year.

(b) ACT WorkCover delivered 60 education presentations in 2003-2004 with 2193 attendees.

Environment and conservation-energy efficiency measures

(Question No 25)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Environment, upon notice, on 7 December 2004:

(1) How has the Government been promoting the 'Energise Your Home Program' across the A.C.T.;

(2) How do residents access this program;

(3) How many energy efficiency audits have been undertaken on existing homes;

(4) How many people have applied for financial assistance to install approved energy efficiency measures;

(5) How many people have been approved to receive financial assistance to implement approved energy efficiency measures;

(6) How many homes in total have had energy efficiency measures installed as part of this program;

(7) What energy efficiency improvements have been made to homes through this program;

(8) How much has this scheme cost the Government to date.

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) ACT Energy Wise was launched on 15 December 2004. The launch was widely publicised in the local press, radio and television. Prior to the launch the program was promoted at the Canberra Home and Leisure Show. The Home Energy Advice Team has been engaged to promote and administer the program on behalf of ACT Government.

(2) ACT residents can access the program through the Home Energy Advice Team on telephone 62606165 or via the Internet at www.heat.net.au

(3) As at 15 December 2004, 2 energy audits had been undertaken on existing homes and another 49 householders have registered an interest in the program.

(4) No householders have applied for financial assistance at this early stage.

(5) No householder rebate applications have been approved at this early stage in the program.


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