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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 5 Hansard (1 May) . . Page.. 1677..


* The people living in Lanyon and surrounding suburbs have convenient access to the Tuggeranong, Erindale and Woden libraries, all of which are serviced by public transport.

* These libraries offer a full range of services including story time, giggle and wiggle for early language development, community learning programs, internet computers and wifi.

* These libraries have collections of between approximately 70,000 and 140,000 items each, providing the people of this region with a total of 245,999 items as well as the online request system for items in the other libraries across Canberra. These libraries hold materials in all formats such as books, magazines, DVDs and talking books.

* The Tuggeranong, Erindale and Woden libraries are adjacent to retail and service areas and residents are able to make multipurpose trips to maximise convenience and reduce environmental pollution.

* The mobile library currently visits the Lanyon shops and Tharwa, further extending access to library services in the region.

* The Home Library Service delivers to those people who are aged, ill, physically unable to get about, or physically unable to handle print material.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Reporting date

MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella) (11.58), by leave: I move:

That the resolution of the Assembly of 23 February 2012, referring the Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 and the Crimes (Offences Against Police) Amendment Bill 2012 to the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety for inquiry and report, be amended by omitting the words "by 1 May 2012"and substituting "by the last sitting day in June 2012".

I believe an explanation is called for when people seek an extension of time. Contrary to what some people in the chamber may believe, there is nothing sinister about this request for an extension of time at all. Mr Speaker, we have two bills before the committee for inquiry and report, both complex. They are very involved. We have received a lot of emotive evidence, and I think it is reasonable that the committee take its time in coming forward with a reasonable and reasoned approach to this legislation. I commend the motion to the Assembly.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Scrutiny report 51

MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella): On behalf of the chair, Mrs Dunne, I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 51, dated 26 April 2012, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.


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