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Thursday, 9 August 1990


MR ACTING SPEAKER (Mr Stefaniak) took the chair at 10.30 am and read the prayer.


MR HUMPHRIES (Minister for Health, Education and the Arts): Mr Acting Speaker, I seek leave to present an out-of-order petition.

Leave granted.

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Acting Speaker, I present an out-of-order petition from 682 teachers and students opposing the closure of Melba High School.


Debate resumed from 21 March 1990, on motion by Dr Kinloch:

That the report be noted.

MR DUBY (Minister for Finance and Urban Services) (10.31): Mr Acting Speaker, I table the following paper:

Conservation, Heritage and Environment - Standing Committee - Report on Commercial and Domestic Waste Management - Government Response, dated August 1990.

On behalf of the Alliance Government, I would like to thank all the members of both the initial and the subsequent committees for the work they did in relation to this matter. I feel that a lot of effort went into creating the committee's report, and the people concerned should be congratulated. The report of the committee is, in general, a very well thought out and thoroughly researched report. We will be - - -

Mr Wood: And the minority report as well? That was the best part of it, wasn't it? You accepted that.

MR DUBY: Yes, Mr Wood, I take that point. We will be supporting not only the overall thrust of the report, but also the bulk of the recommendations. However, we must do this within the financial constraints which the Commonwealth has imposed upon us. For this reason we have to look at the options which will benefit the environment

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