Page 184 - Week 01 - Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Any moves in the direction of increasing or freeing up more places for women to attend those courses I really support. I remember as a child watching Playschool with my grandmother. We used to walk to the shop and buy yoghurt, which was our big treat. Sitting at the 1970s-style marble table with her in the dining room watching Playschool she would say, “Giulia, we watch Playschool because it is good for my English.” I remember being really taken by the fact that she was an older lady who was still trying to learn better and more English. What a great example for younger women that we do not give up on learning and we do not give up on trying to improve ourselves as our lives go on.
I thank the Assembly for the support. In conclusion, I look forward to this weekend’s events. I look forward to seeing the minister there, I am sure.
Motion agreed to.
MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (4.46): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) notes that:
(a) a significant number of Tuggeranong residents have reported a foul smell in December 2015 and January 2016;
(b) the Environment Protection Authority have been investigating the smell and as yet, have not been able to determine its cause;
(c) the smell is impacting on residents in Tuggeranong, including their enjoyment of outdoor spaces;
(d) the ACT government is not communicating openly with Tuggeranong residents about the smell, and what the government is doing to determine its cause; and
(e) one of the ACT government’s strategic and operational priorities in the 2015-2016 Budget was “expanding the Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre to ensure ongoing landfill capacity and continuing the bulky waste collection service”; and
(2) calls on the ACT government to:
(a) immediately conduct a minimum of two field-based ambient odour intensity assessment surveys, one in February 2016 and one in March 2016, to observe downwind odour intensity and frequency in and around discrete receptor locations in Tuggeranong;
(b) process the data from each field-based ambient odour intensity assessment survey and tabulate statistical data comparing the frequency and intensity of odours observed at each survey location in Tuggeranong;