Page 3253 - Week 09 - Tuesday, 18 August 2009

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Taxation Administration (Amounts Payable—Thresholds—Pensioner Duty Concession Scheme) Determination 2009 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-114 (LR, 29 June 2009).

Taxation Administration (Rates) Determination 2009 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-101 (LR, 22 June 2009).

Taxation Administration (Rates—Fire and Emergency Services Levy) Determination 2009 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-103 (LR, 22 June 2009).

Taxation Administration (Rates—Rebate Cap) Determination 2009 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-102 (LR, 22 June 2009).

Trade Measurement Act—Trade Measurement (Prepacked Articles) Amendment Regulation 2009 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2009-30 (LR, 22 June 2009).

Training and Tertiary Education Act—Training and Tertiary Education (Fees) Determination 2009—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-152 (LR, 1 July 2009).

Unit Titles Act—Unit Titles (Fees) Determination 2009 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-143 (LR, 30 June 2009).

Utilities Act—Utilities Exemption 2009 (No 3)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-144 (LR, 29 June 2009).

Water and Sewerage Act—Water and Sewerage (Fees) Determination 2009 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-125 (LR, 30 June 2009).

Water Resources Act—Water Resources (Fees) Determination 2009 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2009-109 (LR, 25 June 2009).


Discussion of matter of public importance

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Speaker has received letters from Ms Bresnan, Ms Burch, Mr Coe, Mr Doszpot, Mrs Dunne, Ms Hunter, Ms Le Couteur, Ms Porter, Mr Seselja and Mr Smyth proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, Mr Speaker has determined that the matter proposed by Ms Bresnan be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The importance of the ACT’s waste strategy.

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (4.25): Now is a key time for the Assembly to discuss the ACT’s future waste strategy. Australia’s landfills are getting fuller. The threats of climate change are more urgent and the imperative to curb our waste production is more acute than ever. The ACT’s no waste by 2010 strategy will wind up this year but so far the government has done nothing to replace it.

Now is a crucial time to consolidate what we have learned, conquer the challenges that hold us back and aim for the highest of goals. The Greens, like many in the community, are very concerned that this is not the direction in which the government is headed.

Before going further, I want to acknowledge that there is much to be proud of in our waste management history. The foundation has been the no waste by 2010 strategy. It was introduced in 1996. In the decade following, the ACT’s resource recovery rate

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