Page 1314 - Week 05 - Tuesday, 9 April 2013

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MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella): I rise today to offer my condolences to Chris’s wife Jo and the family and join in on this important motion in the Assembly. I had the opportunity to serve with Dr Peters on the Electric Vehicle Council and during that period I watched how he was very careful in making sure that important priorities were set for the Electric Vehicle Council. I would like to mention a couple of those because they were, I think, in his vein of work.

Some of them include: to generate political and business support for electric vehicles, with a coordinated approach through the council’s academic, corporate and government representatives; to establish networks and relationships with industry stakeholders and provide the ACT with a point of contact with electric vehicle manufacturers and suppliers; to monitor developments in the global electric vehicle industry; to inform stakeholders of projects relating to new and emerging technologies; and to build on international experience and expertise in the ACT and the region. I believe Dr Peters was successful in establishing all of those priorities and following up, through those, to make the council the success that it is.

He worked hard with ACTEW, TransACT and CIT to make sure they were on board and to show support freely across Canberra. Last year he wanted to see some renewal on the board and moved off the Electric Vehicle Council but still was very interested in seeing how it was progressing. So I am sure I speak for all that worked with him on that council and the board in thanking him for his hard work there. He will be remembered for his contribution to Canberra and to the innovation across the region.

Question resolved in the affirmative, members standing in their places.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 5

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 5, dated 4 April 2013, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR DOSZPOT: Scrutiny report 5 contains the committee’s comments on two bills, 21 pieces of subordinate legislation, three government responses and one executive member’s response. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend this report to the Assembly.

Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services—Standing Committee

Report 1

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (10.26): I present the following report:

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