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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 21 October 2010) . . Page.. 4862 ..


Mr Seselja: On a point of order, Madam Assistant Speaker, we understand his sensitivity on this, and we understand why he would resort to this kind of language, but it is unparliamentary and he should withdraw.

MR CORBELL: I withdraw.

Mr Seselja: If he persists, I would ask you to ask him to sit down—if he is going to keep doing this. We understand the sensitivity, Simon.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, Mr Corbell has already withdrawn.

MR CORBELL: I withdraw, Madam Assistant Speaker. But clearly Mr Seselja is sensitive on this point, because he has been caught out.

Members interjecting—

MR CORBELL: He has been caught out badly.

Members interjecting—

MR CORBELL: He has said that he can achieve 30 per cent of the emissions reduction—

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: One minute, Mr Corbell. Mr Seselja and Mr Smyth, please let Mr Corbell be heard in silence.

Mr Seselja: He is being inflammatory.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: That is no reason for you to add to it. Mr Corbell, you have the floor.

MR CORBELL: Thank you, Madam Assistant Speaker. He has been caught out badly. For the last month he has been saying, “Our 30 per cent target can be achieved through energy efficiency and it is responsible.”

Mr Seselja: That is not true.

MR CORBELL: Energy efficiency delivers eight per cent of the reduction, so where is the other 22 per cent, Mr Seselja? Where is it? What are you going to do? We know what it will involve, because we have commissioned the studies. It will involve solar hot water use, green power purchases and the use of the feed-in tariff. It will involve modal shift from private motor vehicles to walking, cycling and public transport. That is what it will involve, Mr Seselja. That is what it will involve. Don’t you dare to continue to suggest that there is no significant change and there are no implications associated with your target but there are from other targets. All of these targets involve changes. They involve potential costs, they involve potential benefits, and they will need to be carefully and appropriately managed.


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