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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 1 Hansard (18 February) . . Page.. 64 ..

MR STEFANIAK (continuing):

Joan was always a great person to bump into, and I bumped into her occasionally. I remember in the early 90s meeting her at the Press Club for a drink and a chat. She certainly did not tell you exactly what you should be doing in a place like the Assembly, having been obviously a formidable politician herself in the old house, but she was always very helpful and very pleasant. I always found her to be immensely straightforward, down to earth and a very practical person. She was a very friendly person, a very outgoing person, and I found her a very easy person to talk to.

It is appropriate that this condolence motion should be moved because Joan Taggart has brought a lot to not only our community but to politics generally throughout Australia. She was responsible for pioneering groundbreaking measures in her own party. She made an immense contribution to Canberra. She was a very keen Canberran who contributed greatly to her society and I will certainly miss her.

Question resolved in the affirmative, members standing in their places.

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee

Report No 12

MRS DUNNE (11.11): Pursuant to order, I present report No 12 of the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment entitled Inquiry into the Urban Service Portfolio 2001-2002 Annual and Financial Reports, together with extracts from the relevant minutes of proceedings. I seek leave to move a motion authorising the report for publication.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: I move:

That the report be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MRS DUNNE: I move:

That the report be noted.

Mr Speaker, the 12th report of the Planning and Environment Committee relates to the annual report of the Urban Services portfolio and includes the Department of Urban Services, the ACTION Authority, the Kingston Foreshore Development Authority, the Commissioner for the Environment, the Cultural Facilities Corporation, the Gungahlin Development Authority and the Trustees of the Canberra Public Cemeteries.

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