Page 4654 - Week 13 - Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . . PDF . . . . Video

Another one from July: “Bullets fired into a home next to a childcare centre”. Another one from September: “Man shot twice in the leg in Kambah”. That sounds pretty rosy, does it not? Life is getting better for them!

We will not sit here and listen to this moral lecturing from a government, from a minister, who is profiting from the proceeds of gambling through the Labor Party and his CFMEU-aligned partners, who have donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Labor Party. He is attacking sections of the community that he does not like, that do not fit into his and the Greens’ worldview.

He is sitting on his hands. In fact, it is worse: he has turned off the laws that were introduced in the last term, draft legislation put out there, that could have prevented and tackled the bikie violence that we see in our suburbs. Since this member was elected we have seen ongoing, increasing violence in our suburbs that, at some stage, will result in death or serious injury to an innocent member of our community.

We will not be lectured. I look forward to debate later this week and laws being introduced that will tackle this issue. If he really is genuine about addressing these issues, he should engage with the greyhound community cooperatively; he should not be so spiteful to ClubsACT; he should stop taking the money from the Labor Party and the CFMEU aligned clubs; and he should introduce proper laws that will stop the violence flaring throughout our suburbs.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Achievements over the past year

Ministerial statement

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety, Minister for Corrections and Minister for Mental Health) (11.22): Today I am pleased to speak in the Assembly to outline some of the achievements over the past 12 months in the following portfolios: climate change and sustainability; justice, consumer affairs and road safety; corrections; and mental health.

Regarding climate change and sustainability, the ACT is on track to meet its legislated targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 40 per cent below 1990 levels and transitioning to 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2020. ACT government greenhouse gas emissions have decreased seven per cent from 2015-16 to 2016-17. To further reduce ACT government emissions, in the past year two new projects have been funded by the carbon neutral government fund: $516,713 for LED lighting at CIT Bruce and CIT Fyshwick, as well as solar PV at the Fyshwick campus; and $650,000 to upgrade the North Building to an all-electric heating and cooling system.

The ACT government is currently undertaking a trial of electric bikes for staff to travel to their appointments using active travel modes, supporting the healthy weight initiative, reducing transport costs and, of course, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . . PDF . . . . Video