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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 4 Hansard (10 April) . . Page.. 964 ..

MR STEFANIAK (6.25): Mr Speaker, I move:

That the question be divided.

The Liberal Party, as Mr Cornwell indicated, would be very keen to support paragraphs (1) and (2) but obviously not (3). I think the paragraphs stand alone. There are three distinct parts to the motion. That is why we feel it is best for the question to be divided. I understand that the mover has no problem with that.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Paragraph (1) agreed to.

Paragraph (2) agreed to.

Paragraph (3) agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

Personal explanation

MR CORNWELL: Mr Speaker, could I make a statement under standing order 46?


MR CORNWELL: Minister Corbell stated that I had suggested that child abuse in or out of the family should be hidden away. I totally reject that statement. I did not say it. I did not even imply it. I want the record put straight.

Container deposit legislation

MS TUCKER (6.28): I move:

That this Assembly calls on the Government to:

(1) take note of the independent report on container deposit legislation prepared by the Institute of Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney which was recently released by the NSW Minister for Environment, Mr Bob Debus; and

(2) support the establishment of a national container deposit scheme at the National Environment Protection Council.

The idea of putting deposits on drink bottles and other containers has been around for many decades. Since last century soft drink manufacturers and brewers used refillable glass bottles and have often paid deposits for the return of those bottles, which have then been cleaned and reused.

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