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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2047 ..


Part of this is headed “Prohibited items”. It says very clearly that bioplastics are banned under the legislation, with the phase-out. It outlines what bioplastic is. These were provided to businesses in the lead-up to the rollout to make sure they could provide alternatives that met the requirements of the legislation.

Health—walk-in centres

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I present the following paper:

Media release—Pilot healthcare facility to provide better healthcare for growing Molonglo region, dated 16 September 2020.

This is a press release from ACT Labor leader Andrew Barr in relation to a pilot healthcare facility to provide better healthcare for the growing Molonglo region, in response to questions I was asked earlier about the Coombs walk-in health centre, which explicitly says:

With a number of young families in the Molonglo Valley, the partnership will focus on maternal and child health by offering a range of maternity health services such as pre-natal checkups and screening closer to home.

There were a range of other things that made clear the difference between this and a nurse-led walk-in centre.

Municipal services—Gwydir Square shops

MR STEEL: Earlier in question time Mr Milligan asked me about Kaleen shops and the upgrades there. He stated that I had not responded to correspondence from the opposition regarding Kaleen shops. In fact, I had signed a response to Ms Castley on 12 May which was emailed to her office on 13 May.

Mr Ian Duckworth—retirement

Statement by Speaker

MADAM SPEAKER: Before we go to the tabling of papers, I would like to make a brief statement on the impending retirement of Ian Duckworth. I would like to acknowledge the impending retirement of one of the Office of the Legislative Assembly’s longest-serving officers, Mr Ian Duckworth. He has managed not to be present at the moment. He is the Executive Manager of the Business Support Branch.

After many years working within the Chief Minister’s department, and before that the commonwealth Department of Administrative Services, the Public Service Commission, Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Department of Employment, Education and Training, Ian joined what was then called the Legislative Assembly Secretariat, initially for a 12-month period.

Since then, Ian has had a long and distinguished career within the office. I am advised that, on the date of his retirement, 29 July this year—not long—he will have been here


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