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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 30 March 2021) . . Page.. 584 ..


Education and Community Inclusion—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (11.57): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Education and Community Inclusion relating to statutory appointments in accordance with continuing resolution 5A.

The reporting period, 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020, to which this statement relates bridges two Assemblies—the Ninth Assembly and the Tenth Assembly. I wish to inform the Assembly that during the applicable reporting period the Standing Committee on Education and Community Inclusion and its predecessor in the Ninth Assembly, the Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs, considered a total of four appointments to the following bodies: the Board of Senior Secondary Studies; the Canberra Institute of Technology Board; and the Teacher Quality Institute.

I now table a schedule of the statutory appointments considered by the committee during this period:

Education and Community Inclusion—Standing Committee—Schedule of Statutory Appointments—10th Assembly—Period 1 July to 31 December 2020.

Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

DR PATERSON (Murrumbidgee) (11.58): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity. At its private meeting on 23 February 2021 the committee resolved to conduct an inquiry into renewable energy innovation in the ACT. At that meeting, the committee agreed to the following terms of reference for the inquiry:

(1) The Standing Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity will inquire into and report on matters relating to renewable energy innovation in the Australian Capital Territory, with particular reference to:

a) opportunities and challenges to boost renewable energy research, technology development and new zero emissions industries in the ACT;

b) opportunities and challenges to establish the ACT as a national hub for renewable energy technologies and industries including zero emissions vehicles;

c) opportunities and challenges to innovatively finance and/or manage renewable energy in the ACT;

d) strategies to address limitations to collaboration and innovation between renewable energy stakeholders;

e) the effectiveness of administration and funding of Australian Capital Territory Government policy and regulatory settings relating to renewable energy, climate action and emissions reduction;


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