18 October 2021

This morning's Estimates questioning from Shadow Minister for City Services Nicole Lawder has revealed that the Labor-Greens Government might install a new gas crematorium in South Canberra despite announcing earlier in the year a territory-wide transition away from gas.

The City Services Minister danced around questions from Ms Lawder about the irony of installing a new gas crematorium, that is inconsistent with the Government’s net zero emissions targets. 

“This could be the third major ACT Government project that undermines their own net zero emissions targets. The others include the new ACT Public Service building on London Circuit that was also connected to gas in 2020 and the opening of the new public Gungahlin crematorium recently,” Ms Lawder said.

“The Minister could not confirm that the new southside crematorium would not be gas powered, despite the Labor-Greens Government forcing Canberrans away from household gas.

“The Labor-Greens Government cannot pick and choose when their own policies apply to them.

“It’s insulting to parade a commitment publicly if you’re not going to take it seriously and investigate alternative solutions to ensure you stay on track to delivering your own commitments,” Ms Lawder concluded.

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