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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 5 Hansard (9 May) . . Page.. 1664 ..


in accordance with standing orders. It is very distracting for us trying to listen to her speech. If you could address that, that would be great.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, there is no point of order.

Mr Hanson: It is clearly a point of order.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: I have been calling for order and there have been clear distractions from the opposition during Ms Cheyne's speech. Ms Cheyne, would you please address the chair? Thank you.

MS CHEYNE: Thank you, Mr Assistant Speaker. I flag that I might need to seek an extension of time to speak, given most of the last four minutes have been taken up with my waiting for the opposition to be silent when the clock was not stopped.

Opposition members interjecting—

MS CHEYNE: I think my point is well and truly underlined. We have heard that Canberra is growing, and it is growing fast. We have committed to catering for this growth. We as a government have continued to invest strategically in core social and economic services to meet the demands of our growing city. As our population grows, naturally we produce more and more waste. It becomes ever more important that we invest in proper waste management. This includes the proper disposal of garden waste.

Even though it may seem harmless, not separating garden waste from household rubbish is very harmful to both the environment and to our health. We also have the healthy waterways project encouraging people to dispose of their leaves properly so that they do not end up in our sewers, rivers and lakes.

Opposition members interjecting—

MS CHEYNE: One of the key issues that I talked about during my election campaign was green bins. It came out repeatedly in my conversations with Ginninderra residents.

Mr Wall interjecting—

MS CHEYNE: Many respondents to my community survey—

Mr Gentleman: A point of order, Mr Assistant Speaker. You have called the opposition to order a number of times. They continue to cajole from the other side. I ask that you call them to order and take some action on their interference.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Gentleman. I have called for order a number of times. I do not want to have to name someone. It is getting to that point; so please have some respect for members who are speaking. Ms Cheyne.

MS CHEYNE: Thank you, Mr Assistant Speaker. Again, I think that goes to the Chief Minister's point before that the opposition has no respect for private members' days or the motions that members raise in this place. Many residents responded to my


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