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Reserve, Bruce Ridge and O'Connor Ridge Nature Parks, and the Kaleen Grasslands be withdrawn;

That these areas be given full legislative protection against any further encroachment by urban or road development;

That public transport needs are given urgent priority before any new ACT roads are built. Specifically, we urgently request that Canberra's sustainable transport plan should include a commitment to an urban light rail backbone supported by feeder buses.

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

Legal Affairs-Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 49

MR STEFANIAK (10.33): Mr Speaker, I present the following report:

Legal Affairs-Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)-Scrutiny Report 49, dated 25 May 2004, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to move a motion authorising the report for publication.

Leave granted.

MR STEFANIAK: I move:

That the report be authorised for publication.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MR STEFANIAK: I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR STEFANIAK: Scrutiny report 49 contains the committee's comments on two bills, six pieces of subordinate legislation and three government responses. I commend it to the Assembly.

Papers

Mr Speaker presented the following papers:

Letter to the Speaker from an absolute majority of Members, dated 19 May 2004, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 11 December 2003, requesting that the

Assembly fix Tuesday, 25 May 2004 at 10.30 a.m. as a day of sitting for the Assembly.

Notice convening special meeting of the Fifth Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, 25 May 2004, dated 20 May 2004.


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