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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 13 Hansard (16 November) . . Page.. 5387..


* The Transport Planning Branch within the Department of Territory and Municipal Services is about to commence a strategic review and evaluation of school bus services in the ACT and it is expected the review will contribute to improving the long term planning of services through the Territory.

Environment—greenhouse gas—petitions Nos 111 and 112

Mr Corbell (Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water), dated 8 November 2010, in response to petitions lodged by Mr Rattenbury and Ms Le Couteur on 19 and 21 October 2010 concerning legislation for a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 40 per cent by 2020, based on 1990 levels.

On 26 August 2010, the ACT Government introduced greenhouse gas reduction targets into the Legislative Assembly through the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill 2010. The Bill includes long term and interim targets for ACT greenhouse gas reductions as follows:

* Zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2060;

* Peaking per capita emissions by 2013;

* 40% of 1990 levels by 2020; and

* 80% of 1990 levels by 2050.

On 26 October 2010, this Bill was passed in the Legislative Assembly. A new implementation plan, Weathering the Change Action Plan 2, will form the basis for the ACT Government's emission reduction initiatives. This document will be developed in consultation with the community and released in 2011.

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee

Membership

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Convenor, ACT Greens): Pursuant to standing order 223, I move:

That Ms Bresnan be discharged from the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure on 3 December 2010 and that Ms Hunter be appointed in her place for that day.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 30

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 30, dated 15 November 2010, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.


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