Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 1 Hansard (13 February) . . Page.. 206..
The Assembly voted—
Question so resolved in the affirmative.
Amendment agreed to.
Motion, as amended, agreed to.
Debate resumed from 22 November 2006, on motion by Mr Gentleman:
That this Assembly notes:
(1) the importance of recognising climate change;
(2) that there is policy developed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and
(3) that the Canberra public is educated about climate change and what they can do on a grass roots level to contribute to a cleaner world—
and on the amendment moved by Mr Mulcahy: Add the following paragraph:
"(4) that the most effective policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to embrace a 'no regrets' environment policy."
MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (5.34): I would just like to respond firstly to Mr Mulcahy's amendment, and it is clear that Mr Mulcahy just does not understand the people of the ACT.
MR SPEAKER: Mr Gentleman, are you speaking to the amendment?
MR GENTLEMAN: Speaking to the amendment, Mr Speaker, yes. Over a year ago when he was a member of the Liberal Party, Mr Mulcahy moved his amendment and gave the Assembly a clear insight into his clouded way of thinking. I would be interested to hear what Mr Mulcahy does have to say 12 months on and one election on from his ill-informed speech about a no-regrets policy being the most effective for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. I did have a chat with him earlier on, and he does stick by that policy. But a no-regrets policy is certainly not the most effective form of reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the ACT, and for the rest of Australia for that matter.