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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 July 2019) . . Page.. 2527 ..


I thank all members for their support today in calling for the government to give consideration to each of these measures, and I am happy to support Ms Le Couteur’s amendment adding even more measures to be put forward for consideration.

Again, disposable products have their place. I think we are all in agreement on that. That choice is not going anywhere. As Minister Steel said, we are not in the business of taking away disposable products or people’s choice to use them. But if there are barriers to using more sustainable sanitary, nappy and incontinence products—financial barriers, educational ones or anxiety-based ones—then it is worth exploring what we might be able to do as a government and in partnership with others to help reduce those barriers. Our environment depends on it.

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: As we call the Clerk, we might need to contemplate whether we need to have a standing order about too much sharing.

Noise abatement

MR PARTON (Brindabella) (4.04): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the:

(a) importance of live music and other live entertainment forms to the character and life of the nation’s capital;

(b) contribution live entertainment makes to creating a sense of community, cultural experience and cultural identity;

(c) Government’s objective to rapidly expand village centres and population density along the Northbourne Corridor and elsewhere;

(d) importance of these centres having access to complementary entertainment venues and leisure precincts;

(e) beneficial contribution made by local entertainment to business growth, employment, tourism and the wider ACT economy; and

(f) constraints imposed on the ability of venues to provide live entertainment and particularly live music due to noise restrictions applied across business districts and town centres;

(2) further notes the:

(a) numerous reviews, studies and reports on the potential development of live music and the night time entertainment economy; and

(b) various recommendations made to address planning solutions and more reasonable noise level emissions and abatement strategies; and

(3) calls on the Government to:


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