Page 310 - Week 01 - Thursday, 27 February 2014

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MR CORBELL: I thank Ms Porter for her supplementary. Around 10,000 homes so far have been reached by the energy efficiency improvement scheme—10,000 homes in less than a year. That is a fantastic reach-out to the broader community. We are seeing thousands of energy saving devices being provided to those homes. That is already having an impact on their electricity bills by bringing them down. As I have said before, the savings are anticipated to be around $300 off people’s electricity bills through this scheme.

Equally, we know we are going to reach, over the life of the scheme, about 70,000 Canberra households. The abatement that we are going to achieve, the cut in our city’s carbon emissions, is going to be around three-quarters of a million tonnes. Here is a scheme that saves householders money, reduces their cost of living and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. And guess who was the only party that did not vote for it in this place: the Canberra Liberals.

Ms Gallagher: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Personal explanation

MRS JONES (Molonglo): I wish to make a personal explanation under standing order 46.

MADAM SPEAKER: Do you claim to have been misrepresented?


Mr Rattenbury: She closed her eyes when he took his shirt off.

MRS JONES: Thank you for that, Minister Rattenbury.

MADAM SPEAKER: You have leave to make a brief statement under standing order 46.

MRS JONES: While I was very pleased to see Timomatic performing at the multicultural festival, it should be a matter of public record that he did not remove any clothing in my presence and I do not think that strip tease and nipple tassels were on the stage that he was performing on.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Child care—places

MS BURCH: In response to a question around Precious Momentz, for the information of members, I wish to clarify a couple of things. The CPRU identified Mawson Primary School as an alternate. I said the McKillop precinct. It was Mawson primary. Precious Momentz visited that. They indicated that they would like to take that as a temporary alternate, but I have also just been advised during question time that Precious Momentz have indicated through the new owners that they can provide an extension up to 14 April. So we will continue to work with them, but they can stay where they are until 14 April.

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