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‘Sustainable cities’, report of the House Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage tabled over two years ago, gets no government response

Posted by gmarkets on 26 September, 2007

Harry Jenkins, Member for Scullin, Australian Labor Party, speaking to the Commonwealth House of Representatives on 17 September 2007 said “One of the indicators of the lowering of standards of this government in the way it perceives parliament is the way in which responses to parliamentary committees have been delayed. “In particular, I want to stress that ‘Sustainable cities’, the report of the House Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage tabled over two years ago, has not been responded to”.

Turnbull accused: “The Minister for the Environment and Water Resources was a member of that committee who took a very active part in the committee’s deliberations and he still has not been able to ensure that, through government processes, there has been a response to that report. You would have thought that those opposite—those representing seats in Western Sydney, the Central Coast, the regional cities like Geelong—would be urging the government to put in place a response to that report that would have enabled policies to ensure that the cities of Australia developed sustainably, that we attacked the problems of climate change and that we had a government that were willing to go into partnership at the federal level with state and local governments to put in place proper infrastructure such as public transport”.

Reference: Harry Jenkins, Member for Scullin, Australian Labor Party, House of Representatives, Commonwealth, 17 September 2007 (on ‘Sustainable Cities’)

Erisk Net, 17/9/2007

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