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many steps taken in terms of consultation and in establishing a cooperative working relationship, the memorandum of understanding represents an important part of this process.

The memorandum of understanding formally establishes the Canberra Airport Integration Committee. This committee was brought together in response to a number of planning issues arising from the 2009 Canberra airport master plan process and comprises senior ACT government officials, notably the chief executives of the Chief Minister’s Department, ACTPLA and TAMS and the managing director, director of planning, and manager of regulatory affairs of Canberra Airport. This committee meets quarterly to work through issues related to the development of the airport and aviation policy as set out by the memorandum’s goals.

The ACT government is confident that, through this memorandum, the interests and concerns of the Canberra community will be a key consideration in the future development of Canberra Airport.

Auditor-General’s report No 4 of 2009

Audit recommendations—progress report

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations): For the information of members, and on behalf of Minister Corbell, I present the following paper:

Auditor-General Act—Auditor-General’s Report No 4/2009—Delivery of Ambulance Services to the ACT Community—Progress report on audit recommendations.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Debate (on motion by Mr Seselja) adjourned to the next sitting.


Discussion of matter of public importance

MR SPEAKER: I have received letters from Ms Bresnan, Mrs Dunne, Mr Hanson, Ms Hunter, Ms Le Couteur and Mr Smyth proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, I have determined that the matter proposed by Ms Hunter be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The importance of supporting a source separation approach to waste management.

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Convenor, ACT Greens) (3.14): Thank you, Mr Speaker, for the opportunity to speak on this matter of public importance. This is a topic that goes to the heart of the ACT’s waste management strategy, and

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