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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 12 Hansard (Tuesday, 26 October 2010) . . Page.. 5052 ..


Club. That $41,000 was for the MS Society. It was outstanding to see what a great job they had done in selling those raffle tickets, and it was truly appreciated by MS. So to Dimplex, aka Ron Sheargold, and some of the other crew such as Dusty and others, well done on the work that they do. I would like to put on record my thanks to them for the way that they always make me feel welcome and feel part of their club, even though I am not a motorcycle rider.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): The discussion of the matter of public importance is concluded.

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill 2010

[Cognate bill:

Climate Change (Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets) Bill 2008 (No 2)]

Part 5 (incorporating clause 20).

Debate resumed.

Part 5, as amended, agreed to.

Proposed new clause 20B.

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (4.09): I move amendment No 22 circulated in my name which includes a new clause 20B [see schedule 2 at page 5092].

This provision ensures that government agencies must report on policies and programs to address climate change in their annual reports. This makes sense in terms of providing the Assembly and the community with information and progress that can be measured. I understand that the government is slowly moving ahead on improving sustainability indicators in annual reports.

This amendment will ensure that not just measurement of government operations will be accounted for but that we will see reporting on all policy initiatives that are designed to deliver emission reductions. I think this is consistent with quite a number of the amendments I have brought forward which are designed to ensure that this legislation sets up a transparent system so that members of this place can hold the government to account and members of the community are able to inform themselves of the progress that is being made towards achieving the targets that are set out earlier in the legislation. I commend the amendment to the Assembly.

Proposed new clause 20B agreed to.

Proposed new clauses 20A and 20B.

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (4.10): I move amendment No 3 circulated in my name which inserts new clauses 20A and 20B [see schedule 5 at page 5094].

This amendment is, again, about accountability and about the government being held to account for what it is doing under this scheme. It is all well and good for there to be


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