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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 7 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 1999..


Tuesday 19 June 2001

The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Petition

Cigarettes

The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Rugendyke , from 63 residents:

To the Speaker and members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:

minors including children are obtaining cigarettes from vending machines; and

following deregulation of business trading hours, adult smokers cannot claim they are reliant on access to tobacco products through vending machines.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to strengthen its commitment to stopping young people from becoming addicted to nicotine by immediately passing legislation prohibiting the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products through vending machines.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister, the petition was received.

Justice and Community Safety-Standing Committee

Scrutiny Report No 9 of 2001

MR OSBORNE: I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety-Standing Committee (incorporating the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)-Scrutiny Report No 9 of 2001, dated 19 June 2001.

I ask for leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR OSBORNE: Scrutiny Report No 9 of 2001 contains the committee's comments on five bills, 42 subordinate laws, one institute agreement and nine government responses. I commend the report to the Assembly.


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