Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 2 Hansard (28 February) . . Page.. 382 ..
That the motion (Mr Hird's) be agreed to.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 6 NOES, 9 Mrs Carnell Mr Berry Mr Cornwell Ms Follett Mr De Domenico Ms Horodny Mr Hird Ms McRae Mr Humphries Mr Moore Mr Kaine Mr Osborne Ms Tucker Mr Whitecross Mr Wood
Question so resolved in the negative.
MR SPEAKER: I remind members that they are not to talk or interject while the Clerk is calling the roll.
Mr Berry: You are not going to close down the house again, are you, Mr Speaker?
MR SPEAKER: No; but I may ask you to leave if you keep up your interjections.
WEED AND PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS
MS HORODNY (11.25): I move:
(1) That the Assembly calls upon the Government to initiate a public inquiry to review and/or establish guidelines for the selection and use of chemicals for weed and pest control in the ACT and establish a Steering Committee to assist in the development of terms of reference and the final report. The inquiry should consider:
(a) an assessment of the types and quantities of chemicals used in the ACT for weed and pest control;
(b) the effectiveness of existing chemical weed and pest control programs in the ACT;
(c) the health and safety aspects of chemical use on the general community and workers applying chemicals;