Page 3744 - Week 09 - Wednesday, 24 August 2011

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MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (12.18): I move amendment No 6 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 3847]. The final amendment I am moving is about the reference to average daily adult energy intake which must be displayed on the menu board. The item should state that the average adult daily energy intake is 8,700 kilojoules rather than state that the recommended average adult daily energy intake is 8,700 kilojoules. The recommended kilojoule intake for a person is impacted by a person’s gender, age and height. The scheme proposes that there be a reference on the menu board on the average kilojoule intake for an adult in one day so that when consumers look at a food item’s kilojoule level on the menu board they can compare that to another figure such as the average daily intake.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 7, as amended, agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Government office building

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (12.20): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the ACT Labor government’s determination to push ahead with a $432 million government office block;

(b) the ACT has the highest office vacancies in the country;

(c) the failure to appropriately consult with the private sector and the community at large on the project;

(d) the proposed government office block is the most expensive project in the history of the ACT government;

(e) the ongoing failure of ACT Labor to deliver infrastructure on time and on budget;

(f) the need for critical infrastructure to be given priority over a new office block; and

(2) calls on the ACT government to:

(a) release all documents in relation to the costings and financial analysis on the proposed project; and

(b) immediately abandon this project to save taxpayers the $432 million slated for this initiative.

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