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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (Wednesday, 20 October 2010) . . Page.. 4774 ..


I thank Ms Bresnan for her support, for reinforcing the effect that this disease has on individuals and friends and, indeed, for sharing her own close family experience.

I thank the minister for her support and for the work she has undertaken in relation to detection and treatment of breast cancer. As I said in my speech, it is very pleasing to see the developments in this area of late. As the minister said, the jury is still out on the routine screening of younger women. However, I am sure that she will remain vigilant in keeping herself informed of developments in this area. Of course, we have much work to do, as she said, in all areas of cancer detection and in treatment for both women and men in order to achieve optimum results. However, as the minister said, she will continue to work on this area, as she has always done. I am really grateful for the work she has been doing, particularly with regard to the women’s and children’s hospital, which I think is a great advance.

I thank members for their support. We will not, as the minister has said, be supporting Mr Hanson’s amendment.

Amendment negatived.

Motion agreed to.

Water—conservation

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (5:10): I seek leave to amend the notice standing in my name on the notice paper in the terms circulated. I point out that the revised version also has the full text so as to make it more explicit.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: I move the amended notice relating to water conservation and restrictions in the ACT:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the ACT was on level three water restrictions for the period 16 December 2006 to 31 August 2010;

(b) ACTEW Corporation eased water restrictions from level three to level two on 1 September 2010;

(c) the ACT’s water storage at that time was approximately 60 per cent of capacity; and

(d) level two restrictions remain in force notwithstanding the ACT’s water storage is approaching 90 per cent capacity;

(2) welcomes the decision, announced today, to end temporary water restrictions in favour of permanent water conservation measures as from 1 November 2010;


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