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Sixty-one per cent of ACT government emissions in 2016-17 came from electricity, 14 per cent from natural gas used in government facilities in hot water and space heating applications, and 25 per cent from transport fuel use, including ACTION buses.

Today’s report is one showing progress and our commitment to transparency and accountability for the work that we undertake to reduce emissions and produce renewable energy in a cost-effective manner. The ACT government is an exemplar to other businesses and the federal government agencies in Canberra about what is possible and how it can be done.


Ms Stephen-Smith presented the following paper:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual Report 2016-2017—Community Services Directorate—Corrigendum.

Health, Ageing and Community Services—Standing Committee

Report 2—government response

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations) (4.06): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Health, Ageing and Community Services—Standing Committee—Report 2—Inquiry into the Employment of People with Disabilities—Government response.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

I want to advise the Assembly that of the 32 recommendations, action has been completed in relation to seven, 16 have been agreed to, three agreed to in principle and six have been noted. I would particularly like to note and acknowledge that the ACT public service people with disability employment framework has been developed and completed, and was launched on 3 October. This framework was developed with the guidance and advice of the Australian Network on Disability. Of course, the public sector will continue to assess new initiatives, programs and ideas from other jurisdictions as recommended by the committee.

I also note that the Disability Reference Group has identified addressing barriers to employment as a priority of its two-year work plan. Finally, my colleagues will attest that as minister I am diligent in noting opportunities to appoint people with disability to government committees. The ACT diversity register, which is currently in

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