Ministerial Statement Greenhouse effect
Tabled Paper 999
Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Marshall Perron
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- 7 AS MY COLLEAGUE THE MINISTER FOR CONSERVATION CONFIRMED AFTER ATTENDING THE AUSTRALIAN ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL MEETING IN NEW ZEALAND, THE GOVERNMENT WILL INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO ENSURE THAT THE TERRITORY PLAYS ITS PART IN THE NATIONAL EFFORT TO REDUCE DAMAGE TO THE OZONE LAYER. AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE IS CURRENTLY REVIEWING THE 106 RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE NATIONAL OZONE STRATEGY TO DETERMINE HOW WE CAN BEST ENSURE TIMELY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STRATEGY WITHIN THE TERRITORY. ONCE SUITABLE ALTERNATIVES TO CFCs ARE AVAILABLE, THE COST OF CONVERTING EQUIPMENT AND PLANT WILL BE SUBSTANTIALLY LESS IN THE TERRITORY THAN MOST PLACES BECAUSE OF OUR RELATIVELY SMALL INDUSTRIAL BASE. HOWEVER, IT IS RECOGNISED THAT INCENTIVES OF SOME KIND WILL BE REQUIRED TO ENCOURAGE THE TRANSITION FROM LONG-HELD PRACTICES. MR SPEAKER, THE NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR PHASING-OUT OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING STEPS: * BANS ON PRODUCTS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES INVOLVING OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES; * RESTRICTIONS ON INSTALLATION AND USE OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING THESE SUBSTANCES; * LABELLING PRODUCTS SO THE PUBLIC WILL KNOW WHICH PRODUCTS ARE "OZONE FRIENDLY";
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