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Queensland collective impact project that commenced in 2014. When I visited Brisbane only a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Mr Cox in Logan and see firsthand the lasting benefits that service delivery blueprints such as better services can have on communities like ours in the ACT.

These presentations and insights have provided new national perspectives on the work we are doing locally. These insights have confirmed that we are certainly progressing well here in the ACT. These insights have been important catalysts for ongoing conversations to the benefit of the community services sector and, ultimately, the ACT community.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

Asbestos—property sales

MR BARR: I have been advised by the asbestos task force that in addition to the sales that occurred in the auction process that Mrs Jones alluded to, there have also been two sales under the first right of refusal process.

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010—review

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Capital Metro, Minister for Health, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for the Environment and Climate Change): For the information of members I present the following paper:

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, pursuant to section 26—Review of Act, dated February 2016.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: I am pleased to table the first review of the operations of the Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act 2010. As Minister for the Environment and Climate Change I am responsible for overseeing a review of the act as soon as practicable after its fifth year of operation. November 2015 marked the fifth year of operations of the act and triggered the commencement of the first review.

When this act commenced in November 2010, Canberra was one of the few jurisdictions in the world to set such ambitious targets for our greenhouse gas reductions. In September 2015 the ACT’s target of carbon neutrality—a 100 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions—by 2060 was ranked number one in the world. The ACT was the only Australian state or region to be included by three leading international climate change organisations on the states and regions list, which included other places such as California, New York, Scotland, British Columbia and Ontario.

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