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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 12 Hansard (Wednesday, 21 November 2007) . . Page.. 3645 ..

… no actions, no time lines and, most particularly, no funding. There was none—not one, and not one cent devoted to any action that might actually assist in achieving that notional aspirational target.

Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker, I seek leave to table pages 155 and 178 of Budget Paper No 4 for 2001-02. Apart from that, page 178 will show that, in respect of the cost of implementation of the greenhouse strategy, for the Liberal government’s target for 2000-01, it was $870,100, with an estimated outcome of $845,000 and a budget of $1,038,000 for 2001-02.

Leave granted.

MR STEFANIAK: I table the following papers:

ACT Greenhouse Strategy—Budget 2001-02—Budget Paper No. 4—

Page 155.

Page 178.

The table on page 155 refers to that other part, the $180,000. This is an outrageous misrepresentation of the truth by the Chief Minister. He has misled the Assembly, and I would ask him to retract his statement unreservedly.

Mr Stanhope: I will look at the tabled document with great interest. To the extent that I have not yet looked at it, I am prepared to withdraw the suggestion about there being not one cent. I will replace it with the assertion that less than one per cent of the sum required to meet the target was budgeted.

Mr Stefaniak: It was early days, Jon.

Mr Stanhope: Early days? I actually think it makes the case. It makes the Liberal Party’s position more outrageous that the Liberal Party is now admitting that it committed $1 million a year.

Mr Stefaniak: You said there was nothing there.

Mr Stanhope: I said there was nothing; it is now $1 million. It is less than one per cent of the funds required. I withdraw the statements I made previously, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker. It is absolutely outrageous. I am pleased to have that cleared up: $1 million a year.


Mr Barr presented the following papers:

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

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