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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1897..


Thursday, 3 May 2012

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 Corbell, from 366 residents:

Retirement villages—petition No 133

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory.

This petition of residents in independent living accommodation in retirement villages in the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly the fact that no legislation exists for the proper regulation of Retirement Villages in the Australian Capital Territory and furthermore: the Australian Capital Territory is the only Jurisdiction in Australia where this situation exists.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to expedite the passage of the Private Member's Bill, "The Retirement Villages Bill 2011", through the ACT Legislative Assembly as soon as possible.

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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body Amendment Bill 2012

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

Title read by Clerk.

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Corrections) (10.04): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Mr Speaker, I am pleased today to table the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body Amendment Bill 2012.


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