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always does. I am deeply saddened to learn that she has passed away. I do want to pass on my sincere condolences to her family and friends, for both Helen and David.

Question resolved in the affirmative, members standing in their places.

Mr Shinzo Abe

Condolence statement by Speaker

MADAM SPEAKER: Members, early last month, like many Australians, I was shocked to learn of the assassination of the former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. Abe was Japan’s longest serving Prime Minister and in his time was considered a pioneer of Australia-Japan relations. His friendship and partnerships with consecutive Australian leaders of all political persuasions are a testament to the leader and friend that he was to Australia.

Abe visited Canberra a number of times. On behalf of the ACT Legislative Assembly and the people of the territory, I extend our most sincere condolences to his family and to the people of Japan. As a mark of respect, I ask all members to rise in their places for a short period.

Members standing in their places—

MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you, members.


The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Waste—proposed waste to energy incinerator site—petition 12-22

By Ms Clay, from 919 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The NSW Government proposes a priority waste-to-energy incineration precinct 35km from the ACT.

A proposed incinerator at Tarago will burn 380,000 tonnes of Sydney’s waste each year, including plastics, municipal and industrial waste. It will operate 24 hours a day for 30 years.

The NSW Government plan says these facilities are unsafe for Sydney, reporting for some common air pollutants, there is no safe threshold of impact and citing research concluding “contamination of food and ingestion of pollutants is a significant risk pathway for both nearby and distant residents”.

Emissions modelling demonstrates pollutants will spread throughout the ACT and surrounds.

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