Greens Motion: Diesel Emissions and Health Studies (15.08.2012)
Written on the 15 August 2012
I am very pleased to rise to speak to Ms Hartland's motion. I know she has previously made a number of comments on this matter, as we have just heard in her contribution.
National air quality standards are set to protect population health, and those standards are monitored very closely. In this city we are fortunate to have a better air quality than many cities elsewhere in the world. I know that there are many cities in South America and parts of Asia that have very poor air quality. We have a high standard of monitoring here in this country. Victoria's air quality is continuously under review, and that monitoring will take into account the latest evidence in the recent studies about which Ms Hartland spoke.
With those few words, I would like to take note of Ms Hartland's motion and say that the government will not be opposing the motion.