Minister for the Environment, Sport and
Territories Ros Kelly said that there is a growing sense of
disillusionment in the community outside this room that the
political imperatives of Rio have been submerged in rhetoric. The
CSD must point out that we are all committed to implementing Agenda
21 domestically and regionally. She urged the other ministers to
say that the CSD was their's and did not belong to the bureaucrats.
There is the need to develop trust and an understanding to talk
freely about problems. To make this a success, ministers, NGOs,
women and every layer of government must remain involved.