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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 7 Hansard (2 June) . .

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dismissed the appeal, but the case was taken to the High Court in 2013. Last year the High Court ruled that the traders did have standing to bring an appeal to the Supreme Court.

The residents of Giralang have waited far too long for shops in their suburb. The process has been mismanaged by the government for years. Instead of allowing the proper planning process to run its course, successive planning ministers have interfered in the process, leading to considerable uncertainty for all concerned.

I would like to think that the government has learnt from its interference in the Giralang development, with regard to this particular site but also to other sites in the ACT, whether they be shops, childcare facilities or other community facilities. However, I am afraid that government interference in the planning process is becoming far too common. I hope this petition will remind the government that the Giralang residents have waited far too long for shops in their suburb and it is time for this issue to be resolved.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Dr Bourke) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Ms Porter for this sitting week due to health reasons.

Papers

Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Budget 2015-2016—

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 20AB—

Audit Office—Recommended Appropriation—Copy of letter from the Speaker to the Treasurer, dated 2 April 2015.

Electoral Commissioner—Recommended Appropriation—Copy of letter from the Speaker to the Treasurer, dated 20 May 2015.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 33

MR DOSZPOT: I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (Legislative Scrutiny Role)—Scrutiny Report 33, dated 26 May 2015, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

MR DOSZPOT: I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.


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