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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 10 Hansard (20 September) . . Page.. 3933 ..


Along with my giving of thanks to Mr Woodford-Smith for his contributions to the safety of the ACT and surrounding regions, I would also like to thank the emergency service personnel whose efforts continue to make the ACT one of the safest communities in the world to live in.

Ms Berry: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

Schools—asbestos

MS BERRY: I was asked a question by Mr Wall regarding Harrison School and when staff were informed about potential asbestos. The Harrison School principal informed his executive staff by email on the morning of 30 August and emailed all staff before the end of the day. A further email was sent to all staff on Thursday evening updating them with information available at the time. The principal made himself available the next morning to answer in person any questions from staff.

Answer to question on notice

Question No 1632

MS LEE: Yesterday in matters arising out of question time I did suggest that the then Minister for Transport and City Services had failed to provide an explanation in relation to question 1632. What I should have said is that she did provide an explanation; it just was not to my satisfaction, given that the excuse was the volume of questions on notice and the time needed to process the information. Nevertheless, I have now received that answer from the Minister for City Services.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Environment—straws

MR RATTENBURY: During question time I was asked about elements of the straws suck campaign. I can now confirm for Ms Lee, who asked me about what engagement there had been on issues related to disability, that EPSDD has been discussing these matters with the office for disability in the ACT government.

I was also asked why there was no information on the ACTsmart website about alternatives. I have now checked the ACTsmart website, and there is on that website information that includes:

Unsure of where to start?

This is for people who might be interested in getting involved in being a participating business. It says:

Unsure of where to start? Here are some ideas.

One of the dot points is:

Provide customers with reusable or biodegradable straws.


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