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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 02 Hansard (Tuesday, 9 May 1995) . . Page.. 337 ..


the wheel. Mr Speaker, the council also discussed possible reductions in speed limits to 50 kilometres per hour in residential areas, with Ministers agreeing to further consider the issue at the next Australian Transport Council for possible inclusion in the new Standard Australian Road Rules due to be introduced during 1996.

I would also like to report that, in attending this meeting of Ministers, I had the opportunity to obtain detailed briefings on progress in Adelaide and Perth towards restructuring and introducing competition to their public transport systems, consistent with the recommendations from the Hilmer report. While some good progress has been made, the issues are obviously complex and there is still a lot more to be done. However, Mr Speaker, the experience gained in those cities will prove invaluable for the ACT and ACTION as we move into a more efficient and competitive mode. I table the statement and I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Debate (on motion by Mr Whitecross) adjourned.

SCRUTINY OF BILLS AND SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION -STANDING COMMITTEE

Report and Statement

MR OSBORNE: I present report No. 3 of 1995 of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation. I seek leave to make a brief statement on the report.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: Report No. 3 of 1995 contains the committee's comments on eight Bills and one piece of subordinate legislation. I commend the report to the Assembly.

GOVERNMENT'S BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT POLICIES

Ministerial Statement

Debate resumed from 2 May 1995, on motion by Mr De Domenico:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

MS TUCKER (4.03): Mr Speaker, I would like to make a few brief remarks about Mr De Domenico's ministerial statement on business development. Promoting employment and industry in the ACT does require a long-term strategy. We do want to be open for business, as the Liberals say, but we need to know what type of business we are encouraging. Mr Speaker, I was rather disappointed to hear that, as usual, green industries were added as an afterthought in Mr De Domenico's speech. Do we need yet another report telling us of the enormous potential for new jobs and export growth in the area of green business? Do we need another report telling us about ESD principles and the need to integrate them into all our policies?


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