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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 2 Hansard (11 February) . . Page.. 626..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

I genuinely think—and I think you understand this even though you are trying to score political points on it—that to measure the overall success—or failure, as you would hope—of this package will be quite difficult. But what information we can provide to you, we will provide to the Assembly, because we would genuinely like to see unanimous support for additional investment in the territory in what are going to be some pretty difficult times.

MR SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Seselja?

MR SESELJA: Thank you, Mr Speaker, and thank you, Treasurer. In relation to that, when you provide that advice will that include any updated modelling which comes to you as a result of Treasury analysis?

MS GALLAGHER: When it is available, I will be happy to provide the Assembly with Treasury's advice on the economic impact of the stimulus package—once it is finalised.

Waste—management

MS HUNTER: My question is for the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services and is in regard to recycling bins. As the city currently boasts recycling bins to accompany the multicultural and fringe festivals, will the government leave a portion of these in the city to ensure that city goers continue to have the opportunity to recycle their drink containers and divert them from landfill?

MR STANHOPE: I thank Ms Hunter for her question, an important question in relation to waste, a subject that has received some attention just recently. Indeed, I was asked questions today about a response I provided to Mrs Burke, a recent member of this place, in relation to another waste issue that I have corresponding with her on in relation to bulk waste.

I will have to take some advice. I would be more than happy to respond to you on the basis of that advice. From visiting the city over this last week, I am very aware of, became very conscious of and know of the provision of multiple bins to actually encourage recycling. In fact, it is a feature always of the multicultural festival and it is a feature of some places within the city area that we would all probably like to see replicated.

I will need to take some advice from Territory and Municipal Services in relation to some of the practical issues, the resource issues, but I am not at all adverse to seeing the extent to which we can maintain that facility within the city and, indeed, within other areas. There are some practical issues and some resourcing issues and I would want to take some advice on that, with a view to seeing whether or not we cannot achieve the outcome that you raise in your question.

Economy—stimulus package

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Treasurer. Treasurer, my question relates to the impact of the Rudd government's stimulus package. In answering a question on the


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