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

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I was pleased to publicly acknowledge the work of the council when I delivered the ministerial statement on climate change in May this year. The council chair, Professor Norman, spoke in support of the statement, highlighting the importance of doing more to enable the community to adapt to climate change impacts and to build our resilience. Council members and I participated in a question and answer forum about what adapting to climate change means for the ACT.

The council's advice on community engagement has been built into the community engagement strategy on climate change, which was launched by me in July this year. This strategy highlights the work of all directorates as climate change issues are mainstreamed.

I would like to thank the members of the inaugural ACT Climate Change Council whose term of office ends on 28 October this year. I am pleased to advise that the appointment of new members with a broad range of skills and knowledge relating to climate change is now being finalised. I commend the report to members.


Ms Burch presented the following papers:

Education Act—Advices, pursuant to:

Section 66A—Government Schools Education Council—2015-16 Budget Priorities and Strategic Directions for Public Schools, dated October 2014.

Section 118A—Non-Government Schools Education Council—2015-16 Budget Priorities and Strategic Directions for Non-government Schools, dated 13 October 2014.

Planning and Development Act 2007—variation No 297 to the territory plan

Paper and statement by minister

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Planning, Minister for Community Services, Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations, Minister for Children and Young People and Minister for Ageing): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 79(1)—Approval of Variation No. 297 to the Territory Plan—Public land overlay and zone changes—Canberra Central/Watson/Hackett—Gungahlin, Jerrabomberra and Yarralumla, dated 13 October 2014, together with background papers, a copy of the summaries and reports, and a copy of any direction or report required.

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

Leave granted.

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