Page 870 - Week 03 - Wednesday, 27 February 2013

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Question put:

That Mr Smyth’s amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 9

Mr Coe

Mr Seselja

Mr Barr

Ms Gallagher

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Dr Bourke

Ms Porter

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mrs Jones

Mr Corbell

Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo—Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Housing, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for Ageing) (4.56): I move:

After subparagraph (1)(c), insert:

“(d) that the Labor-Greens Parliamentary Agreement outlines a comprehensive range of measures that will assist in the delivery of the ACT’s 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2020 including:

(i) implementing a renewable energy target of 90% by 2020;

(ii) providing a 20 year guaranteed payment for households and businesses installing solar PV systems up to 200kW; and

(iii) revising the Territory Plan so that it is consistent with the 40% greenhouse reduction target; and”.

Amendment agreed to.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mr Gentleman): The question now is that the motion, as amended, be agreed to.

MS BERRY (Ginninderra) (4.57): I would like to thank all members who have spoken in this debate for their contributions. I hope that all members of this chamber now have a better sense of the urgency with which we are framing our policies to reduce our pollution of this planet.

I would like to thank Mr Rattenbury for his constructive amendment. This further highlights the comprehensive plan that this government has to tackle climate change and shows that a majority of this chamber is serious about implementing policies that will work.

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