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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (21 October) . . Page.. 4823..


Thursday, 21 October 2010

The Assembly met at 10 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Petition

The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Ms Le Couteur, from 46 residents:

Environment—greenhouse gas—petition No 112

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that: the Interim Report of the Standing Committee on Climate change, Environment and Water recommended that the ACT Assembly legislates a climate change target of a 40% reduction in overall ACT emissions by 2020, using 1990 as a baseline year.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: legislate a Greenhouse Gas Emissions reduction target of at least 40% by 2020 based on 1990 levels.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petition was received.

Statute Law Amendment Bill 2010 (No 2)

Mr Corbell, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (10.04): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Statute Law Amendment Bill 2010 (No 2) makes statute law revision amendments to ACT legislation under guidelines for the technical amendments program approved by the government. The program provides for amendments that are minor or technical, and non-controversial. They are general insufficiently important to justify the presentation of separate legislation in each case and may be inappropriate


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