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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (Wednesday, 22 September 2010) . . Page.. 4289 ..

on the final policy, which will subsequently be released. So I do not anticipate further consultation. We have already had consultation on the draft policy.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary, Ms Hunter?

MS HUNTER: Minister, will information received from the “2030—time to talk” consultation be taken into account in the decisions made on the energy policy and, if so, how?

MR CORBELL: Yes, it will. The Chief Minister’s Department, which is coordinating the “time to talk” exercise, will provide relevant information to my department.

MS BRESNAN: A supplementary?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.

MS BRESNAN: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, given that the implications for the energy policy are whole of government, what consultation has been or will be undertaken with other ACT departments and which departments will be included?

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, within government arrangements, consultation on energy policy through the cabinet process will be used in that context and we will provide all agencies with the opportunity to comment and to provide input.

MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, have you contacted any of the community groups or energy academics which have engaged in the climate change debate in the ACT to seek their opinions on further development of the energy policy in light of the 40 per cent target?

MR CORBELL: Anyone with an interest in the energy policy has had the opportunity to comment, and we have had a broad range of comment, including from those with an academic interest in the issue.

ACTION bus service—management

MR COE: My question is to the Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. I refer to the Auditor-General’s report on delivery of ACTION bus services. The Auditor-General found:

… there was a lack of approved policies, procedures, and guidelines to support sound management of the safety, reliability, timeliness of bus services, and provision of infrastructure …

Why was there a lack of approved policies, procedures and guidelines to support

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