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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 2 Hansard (10 March) . . Page.. 833..

tion to introducing a number of new waste initiatives, specifically (a) free drop-off facilities for electronic waste, (b) trial voucher system for the annual pick up of bulky waste, (c) reduction in landfill waste through a materials recycling facility and (d) development of a Composting Handbook to encourage the supermarket sector to recycle organic and biodegradable wastes; if not, why not; if so, for (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10 and (iii) the period 1 July to 31 December 2010, what projects and programs were undertaken towards the delivery of (a), (b), (c), and (d) and how much was spent on each project or program.

(2) For (a) the period 1 January to 30 June 2011 and (b) 2011-12 what projects and programs are planned to be undertaken towards delivery of each initiative listed in part (1) and how much money is committed for each project or program.

(3) If actual and committed expenditure for (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12 did not equate to the Treasury costings for each of the initiatives listed in part (1), why not.

(4) What evaluation has been undertaken of these waste reduction schemes and can the Minister provide a copy of this evaluation.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Details of the implementation of Government programs are routinely provided in relevant Budget papers, Annual Reports and the mid-year Budget Review.

Further advice is made available to members through the Budget Estimates and Annual Report hearings processes.

Relevant information is also available in the Mid-Term Report on Achievement of Election Commitments released in October 2010. The Report is available at

Public service—annual leave (Question Nos 1452 and 1453)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, upon notice, on 16 February 2011:

(1) What is the policy of the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water as to the quantum of annual leave that staff can accumulate before being encouraged to take leave.

(2) Do staff lose annual leave entitlements if they do not take leave; if so, what are the policy rules that apply in that circumstance.

(3) What was the quantum of annual leave liability as at 31 December 2010 in both (a) hours and (b) dollars.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water's policy and rules in relation to annual leave is outlined in the Department of the Environment,

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