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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 8 Hansard (14 August) . . Page.. 2813 ..


reducing fuel emissions. I would particularly like to thank Scott Nargar from Hyundai Australia, who organised the meeting.

In Seoul I also met with the chair of AustCham Korea, Chris Raciti, to discuss the scope and nature of Australian activity in South Korea, particularly in Seoul. AustCham Korea organised what turned out to be a sell-out "Renewable energy breakfast with the Chief Minister of the ACT", where I spoke about the ACT government's activities and policy leadership on renewable energy. I would particularly like to thank Chris and his staff at AustCham for assisting the delegation in South Korea.

Madam Speaker, the primary objective of this delegation was to further deepen our relationship with Singapore and Hong Kong and to explore a range of opportunities in the South Korean market. The relationships formed will promote opportunities to work together across a range of government and business connections.

In closing, I would like to acknowledge the support provided to the delegation by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, particularly the Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korean representatives and their in-market teams. A particular thankyou to Austrade, again here in Canberra and more broadly in those destination markets. Thank you also to Canberra Airport, the CBR Innovation Network, the Australian National University, Screen Canberra, the team at the Canberra Business Chamber, and all of the representatives from the ACT, a very large delegation, who participated in the mission. Thank you for your time and commitment to seeing the ACT economy continue to grow. We look forward to building on these connections in the years ahead.

In conclusion, I think our future as a destination for international investment is very bright. We have a range of very significant technologies that we can now export into these markets. The connectivity we have through Singapore Airlines into South-East Asia is a very important part of this economic development opportunity for the ACT.

I present the following paper:

Asia Ministerial Trade Delegation—July 2018—Ministerial statement, 14 August 2018.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Asbestos-related works across Canberra

Ministerial statement

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Urban Renewal) (10.50): I am pleased to table the


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