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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 4 Hansard (23 March) . . Page.. 1283..


MRS DUNNE: A supplementary question, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mrs Dunne.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, will you refer the matter of compliance with the corporations law to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; and if not, why not?

MR BARR: As I responded to the previous question, I have not taken decisions in relation to this matter at this point.

MR HARGREAVES: A supplementary, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Hargreaves.

MR HARGEAVES: Minister, will you refer the matter of the Labor club to Unions ACT for an award for their community services?

Mr Coe: Relevance?

MR BARR: I thank Mr Hargreaves for the supplementary. No, I have not taken any decisions on that matter at this point either.

Environment—waste strategy

MS LE COUTEUR: My question is to the minister for the environment and concerns the commercial waste initiative funded in the 2009-10 budget. According to the evidence given to the estimates committee, as part of this project the government was to release a commercial and industrial waste discussion paper by October 2009. Has this paper in fact been done? If so, can you please supply a copy of it?

Mr Corbell: Could you repeat the last part of your question?

MS LE COUTEUR: Have you done the paper? If you have done the paper, can we have a copy of it, please?

MR CORBELL: I think members may be aware that the government provided funding for the development of a new waste strategy in the most recent budget in 2009. That funding was for a two-year process to develop a new waste strategy. I am unsure whether Ms Le Couteur is referring to that or to another process, but I can certainly advise her that the development of a new waste strategy, including waste in the commercial sector, is being developed at this time. It is envisaged that it will be finalised in the time frame that I have just outlined. Obviously, there will be opportunities for public consultation as part of the development of that strategy.

I am unclear as to the particular process Ms Le Couteur is referring to, but that is the process, as I have just outlined, for the development of a new waste strategy to replace the no waste by 2010 strategy, to help continue to drive down the level of waste going to landfill in the ACT and to focus in particular on what we can do to capture more


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