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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 575..


Thursday, 6 March 2008

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair at 10.30 am 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 Mulcahy, from 20 residents:

Griffith oval (No 1)

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:

There is a Development Application to construct a fence around Griffith Oval (No 1), a public playing field.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to:

Disallow any planning application to fence in Griffith Oval (No 1).

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.

Tobacco Amendment Bill 2008

Ms Gallagher, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Minister for Health, Minister for Children and Young People, Minister for Disability and Community Services, Minister for Women) (10.31): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I am delighted to introduce today the Tobacco Amendment Bill 2008. This bill significantly reforms the Tobacco Act 1927 to prohibit point-of-sale displays; remove the ministerial exemption for smoking and tobacco advertising sponsorship; amend the definition of vending machine; ban rewards for smoking product purchasers; include a power for the minister to declare flavoured cigarettes to be prohibited; prohibit split packets; and harmonise the act to the principles of the Criminal Code 2002.


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