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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 2 Hansard (17 February) . .

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Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: Have you got a point of order, Mr Hanson?

Mr Hanson: A point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: Stop the clock, please.

Mr Hanson: I think the question was specific to costs, if the minister could be directly relevant. It is not the rationale for funding; it is the actual amount.

MADAM SPEAKER: On the point of order, I think I heard the minister say that she could get that figure but she might have to get back. I think that means that I would consider that that part of the question has been answered. I think the minister is free to go on and speak about the rationale having directly answered the question as best she can at the moment.

MS BERRY: This funding provides for the support of a range of areas to encourage participation, including education and training awareness workshops and equipment. In 2015 this included the purchase of para rowing sculls, the delivery of the workshop for deaf sport awareness and training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander coaches and referees in touch football. Funding for the healthy weight initiative has also provided for gym classes for numerous different groups—often those doing it tougher than the rest of us—and supporting healthy behaviours through participation in education.

I am very happy to take on the leadership of the government's work in sport, including the clear focus on our related priorities of inclusion, diversity and fairness.

Tuggeranong—offensive odours

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, last week in the Assembly I moved a motion about the foul smell in Tuggeranong that numerous residents have reported to me. In response to the motion, Ms Fitzharris said:

The Environment Protection Authority and ACT NOWaste are engaging with affected residents ...

Since then, several other residents have contacted me, saying that the foul smell yesterday, 16 February, was one of the worst it has been to date. Minister, what progress have the EPA and other government agencies made in the investigation of the foul smell in Tuggeranong since Wednesday last week?

MR BARR: Minister Fitzharris is leading the government's work on this.

MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Fitzharris, in your capacity as the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services.


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