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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 1549..

MR GENTLEMAN (continuing):

work for the committee through inquiry into draft variations in the future. I think there is an ability for the committee to take on this role.

Speaking personally, I would be pleased to see Dr Foskey take a very active role within the committee through hearings on water issues and the impacts of climate change. It would be good to see her down there for those hearings and have that input. I commend the amendment to the Assembly.

Question put:

That Mr Corbell's amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Burke

Mr Seselja

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Dunne

Mr Smyth

Mr Corbell

Ms Porter

Dr Foskey

Mr Stefaniak

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Gentleman

Mr Pratt

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

MR STEFANIAK (Ginninderra—Leader of the Opposition) (11.29): I seek leave to move amendments Nos 1 and 2 circulated in my name together.

Leave granted.


(1) paragraph (1)(f), after the word "trees", insert ", sporting fields"; and

(2) after paragraph (1)(g), insert:

"(ga) the provision of adequate water storage facilities to drought-proof the ACT;".

I have already foreshadowed these amendments. I think they are sensible. I understand that Dr Foskey has no problem with them and I think they add to the terms of reference.

DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (11.30): I would like to accept one of Mr Stefaniak's amendments, while rejecting the other. I am perfectly happy for "sporting fields"to be added after "trees"in paragraph 1 (f) but I do reject the other amendment. I explicitly said in my speech that I gave a great deal of thought to why the terms of reference that I proposed—and that are very likely going to be adopted—did not include the substance of Mr Stefaniak's amendment No 2: adding "(ga) the provision of adequate water storages to drought-proof the ACT". That discussion is being had—and was had very extensively in the lead-up to the production of the think water, act water strategy. There are many documents in the folders. Perhaps only I have them, because I

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