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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 8 Hansard (13 August) . .

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Madam Speaker, the tweet that I put up on 23 June this year in fact made no mention of asking hard questions. In fact it was more related to getting some solid answers. The tweet itself was:

I am hoping that I get some solid answers out of Joy Burch MLA today about early intervention services. It is about time.

Madam Speaker, Ms Burch's skills on social media are well known and she has often struggled—

MADAM SPEAKER: No, you do not debate the issue. You just say that you have been misrepresented, Mr Wall. Are there any other questions arising from question—

Ms Burch interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! Order, Ms Burch!

Ms Burch interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Burch, I have called you to order. Mr Rattenbury had the floor. He has been forced to sit down because of your discourtesy.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

Bushfires—preparedness

MR RATTENBURY: Mr Smyth yesterday during question time asked me how many accredited level 3 incident controllers TAMS has in its employ. The answer is one.

Environment—proposed nature conservation agency

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (3.18): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the current structure of the ACT Government, where conservation functions are divided between the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate and the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate;

(b) the importance of our local environment to the well-being of the people of the ACT;

(c) that this Assembly voted on 20 March 2013 for the Government to establish a single nature conservation agency;

(d) that the Chief Minister indicated in this Assembly on 26 February 2014, that this change would be implemented with the appointment of the sixth minister;


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