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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 7 Hansard (5 August) . .

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This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that all the early intervention groups/units are being closed at the end of 2014.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to overturn this decision.

Environment—Lake Tuggeranong—petitions Nos 11-14 and 14-14

By Ms Lawder, from 2,562 and 445 residents:

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 for many years, Lake Tuggeranong has faced annual closures because of outbreaks of blue-green algae, caused by poor quality water. These outbreaks lead to bad smells, health risks for people and animals, and cancelled sporting and community events.

Your petitioners therefore request that the Assembly call on the government to take immediate action to clean up Lake Tuggeranong, and fulfil their election promise to build wetlands in the Tuggeranong Valley, which will help to improve the quality of water flowing into the lake.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and referred to the appropriate ministers for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petitions were received.

Ministerial response

The Clerk: The following response to a petition has been lodged by a minister:

By Mr Corbell, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, dated 21 July 2014, in response to a petition lodged by Mrs Jones on 3 June 2014, concerning tyre slashing in Narrabundah and Griffith.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

Crime—car tyre slashing—petition No 10-14

The response read as follows:

ACT Policing has dedicated significant resources and undertaken specific operations in response to reports of vehicle tyre damage in the Narrabundah and Griffith areas.

Recently a 68 year old male was apprehended by ACT Policing, following a lengthy police operation and investigation into vehicle tyre damage in the suburbs of Narrabundah and Griffith. It is anticipated the male will be summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrate's Court in relation to a specific


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