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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 02 Hansard (Wednesday, 21 February 2018) . . Page.. 550 ..

I believe that she has been saying such things to people in the community as well, perhaps even to traders in Mitchell. I think that is wrong as well. We will give her the next available opportunity to come into this place and correct the record. At the very least, she could give us the courtesy of doing a Google search before making such claims.

Ms Stephen-Smith: On a point of order, Madam Speaker, I draw your attention to the point that Mrs Dunne made earlier. I think a whole class of people, being the opposition, could not possibly be interpreted as a personal matter.

MADAM SPEAKER: Under standing order 46, I provide leave. I provided that leave. He expressed to me that he felt offended under that, and the matter is now, I think, done.

Green waste collection

MR WALL (Brindabella) (5.56): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the:

(a) ACT government’s trial of green bins in Weston Creek and Kambah;

(b) ACT government’s intent to deliver a green waste collection program across the ACT;

(c) next phase of the rollout of this service to Tuggeranong and Belconnen;

(d) successful green waste collection industry that exists in the ACT;

(e) majority of green waste collection businesses in the ACT are owner operated;

(f) significant impact the government’s trial has had on these businesses operating in the trial area; and

(g) impact that a full rollout of a government green waste collection service will have on operators across the ACT; and

(2) calls on the ACT government to:

(a) outline why existing operators in the green waste collection industry are not suitable for operating a collection service on behalf of the ACT government;

(b) develop an industry assistance package that includes, but is not limited to:

(i) financial compensation for loss of goodwill;

(ii) training and re-skilling options for employers and employees;

(iii) counselling; and

(iv) investment grants to diversify businesses; and

(c) report back to the Assembly by the end of the February 2018 sitting period on the rollout of the assistance package noted in part (2).

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