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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 2 Hansard (23 February) . . Page.. 494..


MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mrs Dunne.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, did you actually ask your department whether there were any documents relating to the government's insulation program prior to answering questions in this Assembly on 11 February; and, if not, why not?

MR CORBELL: Because I cannot read your mind, Mrs Dunne.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary, Mr Seselja?

MR SESELJA: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, why did you emphasise that an intergovernmental meeting that took place in late April 2009 was attended by a relatively junior officer from ORS?

MR CORBELL: Because that was the advice I received, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, a supplementary?

MR SMYTH: Minister, what is the nature of each of the documents that you have obtained from the commonwealth relating to the insulation installation program?

MR CORBELL: I am not aware which documents Mr Smyth is referring to. He will need to be more specific.

Environment—Earth Hour

MS PORTER: Mr Speaker, my question, through you, is to the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water. Minister, can you please outline to the Legislative Assembly the involvement of the ACT government in Earth Hour 2010?

MR CORBELL: I thank Ms Porter for the question. I was very pleased yesterday to launch Earth Hour 2010 in the ACT where I was joined by representatives from the business community and two of this year's Earth Hour ambassadors, Lauren Jackson and Carrie Graf of the Canberra Capitals. I am sure all members would join me in wishing them well in the sudden-death semifinal I think this weekend in Sydney. May they be successful for a back-to-back grand final against Bulleen next month.

In 2010, Earth Hour will take place at 8.30 on Saturday, 27 March. The theme of Earth Hour this year is earth hour, every hour. The event will focus on broader ongoing sustainability measures, as well as, of course, the need to continue to tackle greenhouse gas emissions.

The ACT government is involved in the program through taking a lead in the organisation of its promotion and working in partnership with a range of other organisations, including Canberra CBD Ltd, the ACT and Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Property Council of the ACT, the Canberra Business Council and the restaurant and catering association of the ACT—as well as, I am pleased to say, the Canberra Times and, of course, the lead sponsor, ActewAGL.


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