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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 9 Hansard (17 September) . .

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I think what is best for, and wanted by, Canberra families, by students and by the teachers who work in these schools is that the government reassesses its priorities and gives serious commitment to bringing our schools into the 21st century. As the situation gets worse it places unfair pressure on all of those involved and engaged in the educational sector, and that is just not good enough.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7: Mr Barr Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Mr Rattenbury

Noes 6: Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Energy—renewable

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra) (10.58): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that the:

(a) ACT has established a 90 percent renewable energy target for electricity by 2020;

(b) Royalla Solar Farm is now generating energy to the grid and, at 20MW, is the largest PV farm operating in Australia and the first large scale solar facility to be connected to the national electricity market;

(c) 13MW solar park at Mugga Lane has now gained planning approval; and

(d) reverse auction for 200MW of wind energy generation received 18 proposals, reflecting strong industry interest;

(2) further notes that:

(a) the Canberra community overwhelmingly supports the Government's renewable energy plans with 80 percent strongly supporting action on climate change and 93 percent supporting the Government's plans to demonstrate and promote new energy technologies;


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