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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 2010) . . Page.. 3394 ..

Clerk of the Legislative Assembly—Determination 4 of 2010, dated 16 June 2010.

Full-Time Holders of Public Office—Determination 3 of 2010, dated 16 June 2010.

Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly—Determination 1 of 2010, dated 16 June 2010.

Part-Time Holder of Public Office—

Independent Reviewer, Government Campaign Advertising—Determination 6 of 2010, dated 16 June 2010.

Part-Time Presidential Member, ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal—Determination 5 of 2010, dated 16 June 2010.

Legislation program—spring 2010

Paper and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Land and Property Services, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Spring 2010—Legislation Program.

I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: I am pleased to present the government’s legislation program for the spring 2010 sittings. Since re-election over 18 months ago, the government has maintained its focus on addressing the various social, environmental and economic challenges faced by our growing city. We will further build on our record with the legislation proposed to be introduced in spring 2010. These will continue our progressive agenda for reforms, increase protection of our environment and add to the wellbeing and safety of the Canberra community.

Sustainability, environment protection and tackling climate change are important issues of our time. The government’s record to date in promoting positive action on these matters is recognised. We will maintain our emphasis with more new initiatives, such as increasing the production of renewable energy within the territory.

The Electricity Feed-in (Renewable Energy Premium) Amendment Bill will make available the feed-in tariff to larger installations. It is expected that this will stimulate clean economy industries and support the installation of solar photovoltaics on commercial buildings as well as purpose-built solar facilities. Additionally, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Bill will put into place a program that will assist residents and commercial businesses to make their buildings more energy efficient.

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