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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2103 Week 13 Hansard (29 October) . . Page.. 3920..


Mr Corbell presented the following papers:

Coroners Act, pursuant to subsection 57(4)—Report of Coroner—Inquest into the Diamant Hotel Fire—

Report, dated 21 December 2012.

Executive response.

ACT Criminal Justice—Statistical Profile 2013—September quarter.

Climate Change Council—2012-13 annual report

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development): For the information of members I present the following paper:

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, pursuant to subsection 19(3)—Climate Change Council Annual report 2012-2013, dated 12 September 2012.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: I am pleased to table the 2012-13 annual report for the government's Climate Change Council. The council was formed in 2011 following the passage of the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010 with the purpose of providing independent advice to the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development on the matters of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing and adapting to climate change. The council had six members in 2012-13. The chair of the council is Professor Barbara Norman of the University of Canberra. The other members are Ms Lynne Harwood from Communities@Work, Dr Frank Jotzo of the Australian National University and Professor Will Steffen of the Australian National University. Mr David Papps, the former Director-General of the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, was a member of the council during part of the reporting period and has been replaced by Ms Dorte Ekelund, the current director-general.

During the financial year the council provided advice on a number of issues. Of particular note, the council provided a written submission on the 2012 URS city to Gungahlin transit corridor study. The submission concluded that the proposal is very significant for the future in contributing positively to reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to transport risk and adaptation for our city.

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