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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 12 Hansard (27 October) . . Page.. 5157..


roundtable. I heard that Mr Seselja, after coming out of hibernation, is planning on holding a roundtable, maybe next week if he can squeeze it in to his busy schedule. But we have held the roundtable—we held it two months ago—specifically to talk to community providers about what additional assistance the government could provide particularly for those families who are not in receipt of concessions and fall just above the safety net. That work has been done, and we look forward to informing the Assembly about it in the not too distant future.

Indoor air quality

MS HUNTER: My question is to the Attorney-General as the minister responsible for regulatory services and concerns the Office of Regulatory Services initiatives to improve indoor air quality. Minister, the State of the environment report 2007-2008 made recommendations about improving and monitoring indoor air quality. Could you please inform the Assembly what progress has been made by ORS on implementing the recommendations with regard to indoor air quality?

MR CORBELL: I thank Ms Hunter for the question and I will have to take the question on notice.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Hunter, a supplementary.

MS HUNTER: Minister, what progress has been made to ensure that data can be collected regarding the levels of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, lead particles, volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde and benzene, to inform management of public and private buildings?

MR CORBELL: Again I thank Ms Hunter for the supplementary. Again, regrettably, I do not have that detail immediately to hand. I will take the question on notice and provide an answer.

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MS LE COUTEUR: Supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Order! One moment, Ms Le Couteur. Mr Hanson, your commentary is not welcome. It is unnecessary and it is outside of the standing orders. Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, has the Office of Regulatory Services facilitated any public awareness campaigns regarding indoor air quality and the health impacts of poor indoor air quality?

MR CORBELL: Again I will take the question on notice, Mr Speaker.

MS BRESNAN: A supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.


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