Michelle Lensink

Zero Waste SA (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill

This speech is in relation to the Zero Waste SA (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill. This bill involves two clauses. Firstly, new clause 7A brings Zero Waste SA into having the application of the Public Finance and Audit Act applied to it; in particular, the Waste to Resources Fund. Secondly, new clause 13A allows some delegation functions, which are consistent with other statutes that apply to public agencies.

Adjourned debate on second reading.

(Continued from 14 March 2012.)

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (21:56): Honourable members will be pleased to know that I will be brief—not just because of the hour but because this is a small technical bill which really just updates provisions.

The Hon. G.E. Gago: I think you should sum up.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: The minister would like me to sum up. There are two clauses in this bill. New clause 7A brings Zero Waste SA into having the application of the Public Finance and Audit Act applied to it; in particular, the Waste to Resources Fund, which will no doubt be an interesting read for those officers. I note the comments of the member for Norwood (shadow minister for the environment) in his contribution on 13 March, in which he analysed the Zero Waste fund, which I endorse.

I encourage honourable members to have a look at that because what is taking place is quite disgraceful and actually hampering the so-called stated aim, which is to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. New clause 13A allows some delegation functions, which are consistent with other statutes that apply to public agencies. The Liberal Party supports this bill, and I commend the bill to the house.
Debate adjourned on motion of Hon. Carmel Zollo.

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