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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 11 Hansard (14 November) . . Page.. 3403..


Tuesday, 14 November 2006

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.

Petition

The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Pratt , from 2,502 residents:

Griffith library

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

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that the imminent proposed closure of Griffith Library on 1 December 2006 will have a detrimental effect on a large number of residents and the local community and will remove a fundamental and valued community service.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to act to ensure that the Griffith Library remains open to serve the community as a vital and highly valued community resource.

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.

Administration and Procedure—Standing Committee

Membership

Motion (by Mr Stefaniak ) agreed to:

That Mrs Dunne be discharged from the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure and that Mr Smyth be appointed in her place.

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 34

MR SESELJA (Molonglo): I present the following report:

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)-scrutiny report 34, dated 13 November 2006, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.


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