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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 5 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 1257 ..

MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

Unit Titles Act - Determination of fees - No. 169 of 1998 (S175, dated 9 July 1998).

Vocational Education and Training Act -

Determination of fees - No. 147 of 1998 (S173, dated 1 July 1998).

Vocational Education and Training Regulations - Subordinate Law No. 26 of 1998 (G30, dated 29 July 1998).


MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Community Safety and Minister Assisting the Treasurer): Pursuant to section 25A of the Financial Management Act 1996, I present June 1998 quarter departmental performance reports for the Attorney-General's Department, including the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Emergency Services Bureau; the Chief Minister's Department; the Department of Education and Community Services; the Minister for Health and Community Care; the Minister for Housing; the Minister for Regulatory Reform, Industrial Relations and Tourism; and the Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning.

Report on Outdoor Lighting - Government Response

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services) (3.31): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the Government's response to Report No. 38 of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment of the Third Assembly, entitled "The Provision of Quality Lighting in the ACT", which was presented to the Assembly on 4 December 1997. I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Mr Speaker, the Planning and Environment Committee of the former Assembly, which comprised Mrs Louise Littlewood, Ms Roberta McRae and Ms Lucy Horodny and was chaired by Mr Michael Moore, is to be congratulated for its work in preparing this report. The report set out some new and challenging perspectives on an important issue. The Government agrees with the committee's assessment that there is room for improvement in some of Canberra's outdoor lighting. The committee's report provides a good definition of "quality lighting", that is:

cost-effective and energy-saving lighting designed for a specific task which facilitates public safety, security and recreation while preserving dark skies to the maximum extent possible.

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