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Any moves in the direction of increasing or freeing up more places for women to attend those courses I really support. I remember as a child watching Playschool with my grandmother. We used to walk to the shop and buy yoghurt, which was our big treat. Sitting at the 1970s-style marble table with her in the dining room watching Playschool she would say, "Giulia, we watch Playschool because it is good for my English."I remember being really taken by the fact that she was an older lady who was still trying to learn better and more English. What a great example for younger women that we do not give up on learning and we do not give up on trying to improve ourselves as our lives go on.

I thank the Assembly for the support. In conclusion, I look forward to this weekend's events. I look forward to seeing the minister there, I am sure.

Motion agreed to.

Tuggeranong—ambient odours

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (4.46): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) a significant number of Tuggeranong residents have reported a foul smell in December 2015 and January 2016;

(b) the Environment Protection Authority have been investigating the smell and as yet, have not been able to determine its cause;

(c) the smell is impacting on residents in Tuggeranong, including their enjoyment of outdoor spaces;

(d) the ACT government is not communicating openly with Tuggeranong residents about the smell, and what the government is doing to determine its cause; and

(e) one of the ACT government's strategic and operational priorities in the 2015-2016 Budget was "expanding the Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre to ensure ongoing landfill capacity and continuing the bulky waste collection service"; and

(2) calls on the ACT government to:

(a) immediately conduct a minimum of two field-based ambient odour intensity assessment surveys, one in February 2016 and one in March 2016, to observe downwind odour intensity and frequency in and around discrete receptor locations in Tuggeranong;

(b) process the data from each field-based ambient odour intensity assessment survey and tabulate statistical data comparing the frequency and intensity of odours observed at each survey location in Tuggeranong;


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