House debates

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Questions to the Speaker

Environment and Heritage Committee Report

3:20 pm

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Manager of Opposition Business in the House) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, I have a question to you. I refer to the Sustainable cities report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage, dated August 2005, which was tabled on 12 September 2005. This is a serious report to which there has been no government response yet. Could you please write to the relevant government ministers and ask them to respond to this bipartisan report on behalf of the government?

Photo of David HawkerDavid Hawker (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

I thank the Manager of Opposition Business. As he would be aware, that report is listed on the schedule of outstanding reports. It is not the chair’s prerogative to do more than that, but the shadow minister may wish to direct his question to the responsible minister or, if he chooses to, he could also write to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Procedure.