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the gaps in content within the NDRP which remain despite the NDRP now being 14 years old.

Areas within the NDRP without detail include the provisions intended to set nationally agreed requirements concerning such matters as security, accreditation of so-called third-party service providers, codes and standards to be adopted, and forms of non-ionising radiation to be regulated. The review also noted that in the absence of content in the NDRP on these issues, most jurisdictions have developed their own requirements, but this has led to some significant variations in approach, which is, of course, contrary to the core intention of the NDRP, which was national consistency.

In due course, the government will consider the review report and formulate a position on the 20 recommendations it includes.

Madam Speaker, I welcome any recommendations to improve the ACT’s radiation protection legislation, and I value the findings contained within the review report and the work that has gone into its preparation. In accordance with my obligations under the Radiation Protection Act, I commend the review report to the ACT Legislative Assembly.


Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual reports—Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate—

2015-2016—Corrigendum, dated November 2018.

2016-2017—Corrigendum, dated November 2018.

2017-2018—Corrigendum, dated November 2018.

Mr Ramsay presented the following paper:

Freedom of Information Act, pursuant to section 39—Copy of notice provided to the Ombudsman—Community Services Directorate—Freedom of Information request—Decision not made in time, dated 20 November 2018.

Mr Rattenbury presented the following paper:

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, pursuant to subsection 19(4)—ACT Climate Change Council annual report 2017-18.

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act—minister’s annual report 2017-18

Paper and statement by minister

MR RATTENBURY (Kurrajong—Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Minister for Corrections and Justice Health, Minister for Justice, Consumer Affairs and Road Safety and Minister for Mental Health) (3.36): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

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