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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 4 Hansard (6 April) . . Page.. 1438..


Mr Seselja: It is asking her to do something, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Order!

Mr Seselja: Mr Speaker, on the ruling, I will take you to the question. It asks whether she has done it and it asks, if not, what will the minister do to encourage her to do so. So we are asking for an action from the minister, if there has not been an action from her federal colleague.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order!

Mr Hargreaves: On the point of order, Mr Speaker—

MR SPEAKER: No, I am quite capable, thank you. Mr Seselja, I guess the point I was picking up is that I do not think it is the minister's responsibility to answer whether the federal minister has done it or not. It is outside her direct line of responsibility. But the second half of the question is valid and on that basis I think we should proceed with the second half of the question. Minister Burch.

MS BURCH: The second half of the question was about how we are supporting the childcare sector training—

Mrs Dunne: No.

MS BURCH: Can you repeat the second part of the question, as there is argy-bargy going on.

MR SPEAKER: Just the second half.

MR SESELJA: Okay. If not, what will you do to encourage her to do that?

MS BURCH: There are appropriate ministerial forums at which federal, state and territory ministers come together to facilitate the implementation of the national quality framework.

Public housing—energy and water efficiency

MR HARGREAVES: I would like to ask a question of the minister for housing. Could the minister please update the Assembly on progress made with retrofitting public housing with energy and water efficiency initiatives?

MS BURCH: I thank Mr Hargreaves for his question and his continued interest in public housing here in the ACT. In 2007-08 the ACT government committed $20 million over 10 years for energy efficiency measures in public housing. There has been considerable work undertaken to date to improve the energy and water efficiency portfolios.


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