Suzanne Orr, MLA, Chair of the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services, is encouraging Canberrans to have their say as part of the Mammal Emblem for the ACT Inquiry before submissions close this week.
“The Committee wants to hear from as many Canberrans as possible on which mammal they believe should be the ACT’s emblem. So far we have only heard from a small number of Canberrans and we know that a lot of people have an opinion but haven’t made a submission,” Ms Orr said.
“It is important that the Committee’s recommendation reflects the community’s views and highlights the biodiversity and conservation significance of the mammal.
“Submissions for the inquiry close at 5pm this Friday 23 March 2018, and we are encouraging all Canberrans and local community groups to have their say by emailing the Committee,” Ms Orr said.
For comment – Committee Chair, Suzanne Orr MLA – 62051439
For information on the inquiry, and making submissions – Committee Secretary, Andrew Snedden – 62050199
Committee website - https://www.parliament.act.gov.au/in-committees/standing-committees-current-assembly/standing-committee-on-environment-and-transport-and-city-services/inquiry-for-a-mammal-emblem-for-the-act
Committee mailbox – LACommitteeETCS@parliament.act.gov.au
The terms of reference for the inquiry are –
At its meeting on 30 November 2017, the Legislative Assembly approved the following referral: That this Assembly:
2. Further notes that the ACT Government does not place legislative requirements around the use of the existing faunal and floral emblems, meaning they can be used by anyone on publications, uniforms or websites; and
3. Resolves that the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services shall report back to the Assembly on whether the ACT should have a mammal emblem and a recommendation on what that should be by September 2018.