Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 11 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 November 2022) . . Page.. 3588 ..
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee
Scrutiny report 23
MR CAIN (Ginninderra) (10.52): I present the following report, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings:
Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 23, dated 15 November 2022, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.
I seek leave to make a brief statement.
MR CAIN: Scrutiny report No 23 contains the committee’s comments on seven bills, seven pieces of subordinate legislation, proposed amendments to one bill and 11 government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting.
I commend the report to the Assembly.
Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity—Standing Committee
DR PATERSON (Murrumbidgee) (10.53): I present the following report, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings:
Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity—Standing Committee—Report 6—Inquiry into environment volunteerism, dated 15 November 2022, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.
That the report be noted.
I rise to present the report of the Standing Committee on Environment Climate Change and Biodiversity on the inquiry into environmental volunteerism. The committee announced this inquiry on 15 December 2021. The committee received 30 submissions and held two public hearings, hearing from a number of groups, including the ACT government, the Dhawura Ngunnawal Caring for Country Committee and volunteer groups such as Landcare ACT, ACT Wildlife and Local Park care groups.
The report moved 22 recommendations covering a broad range of issues, including opportunities to facilitate environmental volunteerism in the ACT, policy and regulatory settings that affect the work of volunteer organisations, appropriate regulation and Indigenous caring for country. The committee heard that our environmental volunteers are very passionate about contributing to the environmental