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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 9 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 3758..


MR HARGREAVES (continuing):

I thank my colleagues very sincerely for this report. A lot of the recommendations say to the government, "Go away, check something out and come back and tell us about it."What we see here is collegiate parliamentarianism. That is what we are talking about. The committees, which represent the parliament, are working with the executive to get a good outcome for the community. That is the way it should be. It should not always be about adversarial exercises where somebody gets a good point on the scoreboard. It should be all about making the community better. This is a fine example of how we can go about it. I thank the chair, Ms Hunter, very much and I also thank Mr Seselja and Margie.

Debate (on motion by Mr Corbell) adjourned to the next sitting.

Statement by chair

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Convenor, ACT Greens), by leave: I would like to add to the statement I made on behalf of the committee on 17 August in relation to the committee's new inquiry. Paragraph 3(b) should have read:

... trends in resource use in the ACT and the sustainability or otherwise of these trends continuing ...

Paragraph 4 should have read:

... a sustainable level of resource use, in terms of ACT urban, ecological and carbon footprints, for the ACT ...

Paragraph 5 should have read:

... appropriate ecological carrying capacities based on current, higher and lower consumption models ...

And an additional paragraph should be inserted following existing paragraph 6:

... the environmental, economic and social impacts of reduced resource consumption and a sustainable population ...

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny reports 25 and 26

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 26, dated 23 August 2010, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.


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