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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012-2013 Week 1 Hansard (28 November) . . Page.. 247..


Question put:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter

Noes 7: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the negative.

Waste—management

MR COE (Ginninderra) (7.02): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) effective waste management and reduction is vital to a well-managed city;

(b) garden waste is often improperly disposed of and ends up in landfill;

(c) the Canberra Liberals announced plans to:

(i) provide Canberrans with a third bin for garden waste;

(ii) test the market to identify a suitable public-private partnership model to deliver this initiative;

(iii) talk to our regional counterparts to explore collaborative models to collect and process other forms of organic waste; and

(iv) provide a capital grant of $10 million for the construction of a garden waste processing facility or the upgrade of an existing facility; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to improve waste management by implementing the Canberra Liberals' policy to provide a third garden bin.

What a pleasure it is to have a second bite at the cherry today and continue the important work of private members. The opposition have long been advocates of Wednesdays being an opportunity to represent the views of our electorates or our constituencies. There are 11 non-executive members in this place who have an opportunity on Wednesdays to bring forward issues of extreme importance to their electorates, to their community, and it is disappointing that issues such as giving Canberra households a garden bin have been guillotined by this government.


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