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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 4 Hansard (29 March) . . Page.. 1524..

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Heaven help any committee that has Mr Hargreaves as chair.

MRS DUNNE: If you think I should withdraw that, I withdraw that, Madam Deputy Speaker.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Thank you very much.

Mr Smyth interjecting—

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Smyth! Are we going to continue or—

Mr Smyth interjecting—

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, if you are not careful I am going to warn you.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Standing and temporary orders—amendment

MS BRESNAN (Brindabella) (11.41): I move:

That the following standing orders be adopted:

Must be lodged by a Member

95 Petitions for presentation to the Assembly can be lodged with the Clerk only by Members, but Members cannot lodge petitions from themselves. Petitions shall be free from any indication that a Member may have initiated the petition.

Electronic petitions ("e-petitions")

100A (a) An e-petition is a petition:

(i) in the correct form, stating a grievance and containing a request for action by the Assembly;

(ii) sponsored by a Member and lodged with the Clerk for publication on the Assembly's website for a nominated period ("posted period"); and

(iii) in which persons elect to indicate their support ("join the petition") by electronically providing their name, address (including postcode), email address and signifying their intention to join the petition.

(b) The posted period for an e-petition is to be a minimum of one week and a maximum of six months from the date of publication on the Assembly's website.


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