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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 2010) . . Page.. 3364 ..

(a) the current size of the ACT urban, ecological and carbon footprints and how this compares to national averages and similar sized cities globally; and

(b) trends in resource use in the ACT and the sustainability of otherwise of these trends continuing

(4) a sustainable level of resource use in terms of ACT urban, ecological and carbon footprints;

(5) appropriate ecological carrying capacities based on current, higher and lower consumptions;

(6) effective measures for reducing the ACT’s ecological footprint;

(7) the role of the ACT in the region in relation to population and resource use;

(8) relevant infrastructure issues; and

(9) any other relevant matter.

The committee expects to report to the Legislative Assembly towards the end of 2011. In order to assist individuals and organisations wishing to make a submission to this inquiry, the committee is intending to prepare a discussion paper which will provide additional information about the inquiry. The discussion paper will be presented to the Assembly once it is finalised.

We hope that we will have a lot of individuals and organisations who will take an interest in this inquiry. Certainly we will be contacting as many organisations and individuals as we possibly can and ensuring that that gets out through media sources. I know that the committee are looking forward to conducting what is an important inquiry for this Seventh Assembly.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo): Pursuant to standing order 246A I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

On 3 August 2010, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts resolved to make a statement on its recent participation in and attendance at the mid-term meeting of the 2010 Australasian Council of Public Accounts Committees, otherwise known as ACPAC. The 2010 ACPAC mid-term meeting was hosted by the Tasmanian public accounts committee in Hobart on 5 July 2010. Seventeen ACPAC delegates attended the meeting, including chairpersons, members and staff of Australasian public accounts committees. Mr John Hargreaves MLA represented the committee at the meeting.

ACPAC, which was formed in 1989, facilitates the exchange of information and opinion relating to public accounts committees and discusses matters of mutual

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