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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 9 Hansard (29 August) . . Page.. 2756..


LEGAL AFFAIRS - STANDING COMMITTEE
Inquiry into Use of Surveillance Cameras in Civic - Alteration to Reporting Date

MS FOLLETT (10.59): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move a motion on behalf of Mr Osborne, the chair of the Legal Affairs Standing Committee.

Leave granted.

MS FOLLETT: I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 29 February 1996, which referred the matter of the use of surveillance cameras in preventing crime to the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs for inquiry, be amended by omitting from paragraph (2) "by the first sitting day in September 1996" and substituting "by 26 September 1996".

I believe that members will be aware that the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs has been making exhaustive inquiries into the use of surveillance cameras as a means of preventing crime. We have done so on the motion of this Assembly, and we are very well advanced in our consideration of that matter. We do, however, require a very short extension of time in order to meet with an interstate organisation and to finalise the committee's report. It is a matter of several weeks; but I believe that the Assembly will get a much better report if members do accede to this request for an extension. I commend the motion.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT - STANDING COMMITTEE
Reference - Nudurr Drive Construction

MS FOLLETT (11.01): Mr Speaker, I move:

That:

(1) the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment inquire into and report to the Assembly on the proposed construction of Nudurr Drive in Palmerston; and

(2) the Government take no further action in relation to the construction of Nudurr Drive until the Committee has reported to the Assembly.

Mr Speaker, the fact that I am moving this motion reflects a most unfortunate chapter of accidents, I believe, in the consideration of the construction of Nudurr Drive. There are several issues that I want to touch on in speaking to the motion. The first is Mr Humphries's failure to respond to representations and inquiries that I have legitimately made on behalf of my constituents, as their elected representative.


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