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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (21 October) . . Page.. 4873..


events area, they take this matter seriously, and across those major event venues—Canberra Stadium, Manuka Oval, Stromlo Forest Park—we can work to ensure that, if those facilities are not currently in place, they will be in the near future.

MR HANSON: A supplementary, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Minister, why is it that you have the time to attend the opening of a wheelie bin but you are unable to find the time to meet groups representing vision and hearing impaired children?

Ms Le Couteur: On a point of order, Mr Speaker, I do not believe that question has any relevance to my original question.

MR SPEAKER: The point of order is upheld. The question is out of order, Mr Hanson.

MS BRESNAN: A supplementary?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.

MS BRESNAN: What assessment has the government done of the various public events recycling programs, and are they working successfully?

MR BARR: That question bears no resemblance at all to my portfolio responsibilities. I have responsibility for those venues run by territory venues and events. The question is much broader than that. I would need to refer it on to the relevant minsters who have responsibility in that area.

Planning—young people

MS PORTER: My question is to the Minister for Planning. Minister, can you explain how the government is engaging young people in the Canberra 2030 "time to talk"initiative?

MR SPEAKER: Ms Porter, I think you might need to repeat the question for Mr Barr. Oh, he has already got it.

Mr Smyth: He wrote the question. He has already got the answer.

MR BARR: Amazingly, Mr Speaker, you might be surprised to learn that I did have some knowledge of this question. I do thank the member for Ginninderra for the question and for her interest in involving young people in planning.

Can I say that just yesterday I was very privileged to be able to award prizes to a fantastic bunch of Canberra students from across primary schools, secondary schools and colleges who participated in the "your city, your vision"2030 program. The competition was run by the ACT Planning and Land Authority as part of the


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