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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 12 Hansard (28 October) . .

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Contract variations:

Anita Perkins, dated 8 and 9 October 2014.

Carolyn Grayson, dated 10 October 2014.

Christopher Reynolds, dated 16 October 2014.

Richard Baumgart, dated 13 and 15 October 2014.

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

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: I present another set of executive contracts. These documents are tabled in accordance with sections 31A and 79 of the Public Sector Management Act, which require the tabling of all director-general and executive contracts and contract variations. Today I present six short-term contracts and four contract variations. The details of the contracts will be circulated to members.

Climate Change Council—2013-14 annual report

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Capital Metro): 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 2013-14, dated 12 August 2014.

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

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: I am pleased to table the 2013-14 annual report from the ACT Climate Change Council. The council was established in October 2011 under the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, with the purpose of providing independent advice to the Minister for the Environment on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change.

In line with the act, the council must provide a report for the minister within three months of the end of the financial year on the subject of the council's activities during the year. This must be presented to the Legislative Assembly within 21 days by the minister with a statement responding to advice given. Accordingly, in tabling this report today I will give my response to the advice provided by the council.

Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the diversity of this council and the breadth of understanding that this brings to its consideration of issues. The council's membership brings critical sector-specific expertise. The five inaugural members are Professor Barbara Norman, the chair, who has expertise in sustainable urban and regional planning and climate change adaptation, from the University of Canberra;

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