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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 9 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 3825..


Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The Assembly met at 10 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair 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 Seselja, from 329 residents:

ACTION bus service—schools—petition No 110

SCHOOL BUS SERVICE BETWEEN MARIST COLLEGE CANBERRA AND THE SUBURBS OF YARRALUMLA & DEAKIN

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:

"A direct school bus service does NOT exist between Marist College Canberra and the suburbs of Yarralumla & Deakin for 39 (plus) Marist College students in these suburbs. Students (as young as eight years of age) are required to catch two public buses via the Woden Interchange, leaving home 1-11/2 hours before school commences, or be driven to and from school, each day."

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to:

"Provide a direct school bus service between the Yarralumla/Deakin suburbs to Marist College Canberra for the 39 (plus) enrolled students at MCC or extend an existing bus service to cover these students & suburbs. This will reduce traffic congestion and pollution, particularly on Adelaide Avenue; and importantly increase the safety of the 39 students."

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petition was received.

Children and Young People (Death Review) Amendment Bill 2010

Ms Hunter, pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory statement.

Title read by Clerk.


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