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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 01 Hansard (Wednesday, 13 February 2008) . . Page.. 206 ..

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 10

Noes 7

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Burke

Mr Smyth

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Dunne

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Corbell

Mr Mulcahy

Dr Foskey

Ms Gallagher

Ms Porter

Mr Pratt

Mr Gentleman

Mr Stanhope

Mr Seselja

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Environment—climate change

Debate resumed from 22 November 2006, on motion by Mr Gentleman:

That this Assembly notes:

(1) the importance of recognising climate change;

(2) that there is policy developed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and

(3) that the Canberra public is educated about climate change and what they can do on a grass roots level to contribute to a cleaner world—

and on the amendment moved by Mr Mulcahy: Add the following paragraph:

“(4) that the most effective policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to embrace a ‘no regrets’ environment policy.”

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (5.34): I would just like to respond firstly to Mr Mulcahy’s amendment, and it is clear that Mr Mulcahy just does not understand the people of the ACT.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Gentleman, are you speaking to the amendment?

MR GENTLEMAN: Speaking to the amendment, Mr Speaker, yes. Over a year ago when he was a member of the Liberal Party, Mr Mulcahy moved his amendment and gave the Assembly a clear insight into his clouded way of thinking. I would be interested to hear what Mr Mulcahy does have to say 12 months on and one election on from his ill-informed speech about a no-regrets policy being the most effective for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. I did have a chat with him earlier on, and he does stick by that policy. But a no-regrets policy is certainly not the most effective form of reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the ACT, and for the rest of Australia for that matter.

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