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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 7 Hansard (17 June) . . Page.. 2405..


MR COE (continuing):

services including Shared Services, transactional information, payment and property services, sportsground maintenance, ACT library service, overview of Canberra Connect, cemeteries, overview of current and planned major infrastructure projects, bushfire management, Roads ACT, overview of regulations and issues in the taxi industry including issues at the airport, and transport policy and regulation.

In conclusion, I find it amazing that someone who calls himself the mayor of Canberra and who holds a seat at COAG would spend his day responding by media release and speech to blog sites.

Mr Corbell: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: Mr Coe needs to restrict himself to where he has been misrepresented.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Coe, you need to stick to your own personal explanation and not comment on Mr Stanhope's motives or motivation.

MR COE: I have finished.

Remonstrance—Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Convenor, ACT Greens) (10.19): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) recognises the tri-partisan view expressed in the ceremonial sitting for the 20th anniversary of self-government for the Australian Capital Territory that it was time to re-visit the ACT's Self-Government Act;

(2) is of the one mind that subsection 35(2) of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 is an unwarranted restriction on the democratic rights of ACT citizens;

(3) calls on the:

(a) Chief Minister of the ACT to write to the Prime Minister of Australia requesting that the Australian Government respect the view of the whole Assembly and initiate action to repeal that provision of the Act; and

(b) Speaker of the Assembly to present to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth Parliament copies of a Remonstrance objecting to the power of the Executive of the Australian Government to override enactments of this Assembly; and

(4) determines that the Remonstrance will read as follows:

REMONSTRANCE

The Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory respectfully addresses the President of the Senate, Senators, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Members of the House of Representatives.


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