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

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Action plan 2, our climate change strategy, will continue to be our road map for guiding our response to climate change and adaptation. The government will continue to implement these actions throughout 2015 which reinforce our commitment to the targets set out in legislation.

This is a budget that delivers on two of this government's key election promises. Firstly, it reinforces the ACT as a leader in innovative solutions to reduce our city's greenhouse gas emissions. Our response to the challenges of climate change for our city are now being considered as a leading example throughout many parts of the world. We are being noticed for the significant steps we are taking and the innovative way in which they are being delivered.

Secondly, we are achieving this at the same time as we are reducing the cost of living for Canberra households. By delivering savings in energy and water use, we are helping households manage their energy costs whilst we make the transition to a clean energy future—striking that balance between maintaining our economic sustainability now and securing the health of our environment into the future.

Debate (on motion by Mr Smyth) adjourned to the next sitting.

Ms Moira Lye

Statement of condolence

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health, Minister for Higher Education and Minister for Regional Development), by leave: I thank members for allowing me to provide this statement to the Assembly. Tonight I would like to honour the life of Ms Moira Lye, a wonderful Canberran, a devoted mother and wife, a dearly loved daughter and granddaughter, a sister and an aunty, a friend and a colleague of so many, and I welcome to the Assembly tonight Moira's parents, John and Mary Watts and Moira's son Zac.

Moira passed away in the loving care of her family on 5 July this year after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Moira had worked for ACT Health for more than 13 years. She worked in a range of different roles across the directorate including medical records, payroll services, the clinical practice improvement unit, executive coordination and various policy areas.

Her last job, which she remained in until her recent retirement, was as the manager of fundraising areas at Canberra Hospital, which later grew into the manager of the Canberra Hospital Foundation. Moira was instrumental in establishing the foundation and her vision helped shape what the foundation is today.

Whilst there are many examples I could give of how good Moira was at her job—how she led the foundation, grew the foundation, brought supporters to the foundation—perhaps the most obvious way I can demonstrate her extraordinary capacity, skills and her dedication is through the amount of money raised by the foundation under her leadership. When she started her work in 2005 in the fundraising office, the office raised $90,000 a year. In her final year with the foundation she had incrementally raised that turnover to $1.6 million.


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