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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 1294..


Mr Corbell (continuing):

The Canberra Hospital-Information Bulletin-Patient Activity Data-February 2004.

Mr Wood presented the following papers:

Petition-out of order

Pursuant to standing order 83A-Petition which does not confirm with the standing and temporary orders-

Karralika alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities-Redevelopment-Mr Corbell (86 citizens).

Subordinate Legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64-

Electricity Safety Act-Electricity Safety (Electrical Licensing Board) Appointment 2004 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2004-29 (LR, 18 March 2004).

Gaming Machine Act-Gaming Machine (Social Impact Assessments) Guidelines 2004 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2004-30 (LR, 18 March 2004).

Public Place Names Act-Public Place Names (Fadden and Gowrie) Determination 2004 (No 1)-Disallowable Instrument DI2004-31 (LR, 18 March 2004).

Public Sector Management Act-Public Sector Management Amendment Standard 2004 (No 2)-Disallowable Instrument DI2004-28 (LR, 16 March 2004).

Environmental impact statements

Discussion of matter of public importance

MR SPEAKER: I have received letters from Ms Dundas, Mrs Dunne, Ms MacDonald and Ms Tucker proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79 I have determined that the matter proposed by Ms Tucker be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The importance of producing full, up to date, environmental impact statements for all major capital works.

MS TUCKER (3.44): I raise this matter of public importance today because I am very concerned about what is happening with the Gungahlin Drive extension. I raise it in response to further evidence that the environmental consequences of pushing the GDE freeway through important nature parks in Canberra have not been properly considered. This is a matter of public importance because it represents the fundamental failure of this government to take the environment seriously in transport planning. I raise it as a general


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