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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 July 2019) . . Page.. 2465 ..


It is a bit technical, but, because of the definition of an investigation under the legislation, I have proposed to Ms Orr that this is the way to proceed. I believe she is supportive of that. That is the key thing my amendment seeks to do today.

Overall, I think this is a good piece of work. TCCS has been building up considerable knowledge in this area in the last couple of years and I think there is plenty of scope to get on with. We have ambitious waste reduction targets in the ACT. That is right. It is right from a resource usage point of view and it is right from a recovery point of view. It is consistent with our greenhouse gas objectives to be carbon neutral by 2045, because of the impact of waste on our greenhouse targets.

One of the things that we are not doing at the moment in our greenhouse work is accounting for scope 3 emissions. That is a piece of work I would like to advance. It is quite complex and it is one that no jurisdiction is grappling with well at the moment, but it is one that we can do important work on. Once we get into those scope 3 emission issues of consumption, recycling and waste very much come to the fore. This work fits in well in that regard.

I am very pleased to support this motion today. As I touched on, the minor amendment I have circulated clarifies the role that the commissioner will take. I look forward to seeing the report back from the Assembly in July 2020 with the combined contributions of the CBR Innovation Network; the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate; TCCS; and the commissioner for the environment. That will bring together the various strands of government that have a role to play here in terms of technical expertise, waste policy, and how to create jobs and economic opportunity, and provide this Assembly with some clear guidance on how we should proceed. I commend my amendment to the Assembly and indicate the Greens’ support for Ms Orr’s work on this.

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (10.37): I am very encouraged and a little excited by the positivity that this motion has been received with. I will be supporting Mr Rattenbury’s very sensible amendments.

Amendments agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Health—diabetes education and testing

MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (10.38): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) the 2019 Diabetes Week has just finished, from 14-20 July 2019;

(b) diabetes is the No 1 chronic disease in Australia;

(c) in the ACT, 1926 people have Type 1 diabetes;


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