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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 4982..


MR STEFANIAK (continuing):

I seek leave to move a motion authorising the publication of the report.

Leave granted.

MR STEFANIAK: I move:

That the report be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MR STEFANIAK: I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR STEFANIAK: Scrutiny Report No 41 contains the committee's reports on six bills, 47 pieces of subordinate legislation and four government responses. I commend the report to the Assembly.

ACT taxi subsidy scheme

Paper and ministerial statement

Debate resumed from 26 June 2003, on motion by Mr Wood:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Debate (on motion by Mr Stefaniak ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Indoor air quality monitoring

Papers and statement by minister

Debate resumed from 23 October 2003, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That the Assembly takes note of the papers.

MR SMYTH (Leader of the Opposition) (11.12): Mr Speaker, the report and the government's response have been rendered somewhat superfluous by the decisions taken by the Assembly in the last sitting period, but I will address a couple of comments to the actual report and then to the government's response.

At the ClubsACT annual function at the Shellharbour Workers Club questions were put to the minister about the accuracy of the actual monitoring that was done and there were concerns from that industry that some of the measurements were just impossible. One particular club raised issues about measurements taken in some areas seeming to be quite out of sync with what one would have expected or one would have expected to be possible.

I got the impression from conversations at the lunch that followed that many people were concerned about the way the monitoring was undertaken. When the minister responds or speaks to the debate he might like to clarify how it was done and his support for or concerns about the matter that was raised with him at that function.


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