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Thursday, 5 December 2002
Page: 7287

The PRESIDENT —Because of the current drought affecting many parts of Australia, including to some extent the ACT, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and I have asked the Joint House Department to implement a policy to restrict and reduce water consumption within the parliamentary precinct. For the information of honourable senators, I table a paper prepared by the Joint House Department which sets out various measures that will be taken to reduce water use at Parliament House.