Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1699..
Tuesday, 4 May 2004
MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair at 10.30 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional owners, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Cornwell , from 592 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 the attention of the Legislative Assembly to adverse factors leading towards and flowing from the proposed removal of Civic Library in East row to a temporary location in ActewAGL House in London Circuit, and suggests alternative strategies:
Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call on the ACT government to:
i. Arrange for the continuation of the lease of the present Civic Library until a permanent, accessible and central library has been built and equipped; ii. Extend existing toilets in Civic to allow public use; iii. Cancel any ActewAGL/ACT government agreements to do with the library transfer; and iv. Ensure the future transparency and openness to all parties of ACTLIS focus group procedures.
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.