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Friday, 23 April 2021

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.01): Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:

This is Ngunnawal country.

Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.

We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.

Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


The following petition was lodged for presentation:

Yerrabi electorate—Yerrabi Pond—petition 14-21

By Mr Pettersson, from 508 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 Yerrabi Pond recreation area needs urgent rehabilitation.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to:

(1) Aid and support the establishment of “The Friends of Yerrabi Pond” to highlight the need for upgrading the Yerrabi Pond area.

(2) Provide more toilet and handwashing facilities.

(3) Provide essential signage particularly on shared pathways, concerning rights of pedestrians and instructions regarding dogs and their droppings.

(4) Upgrade the western children’s playground with the provision of a toilet and handwashing facilities.

(5) Upgrade the many areas around the Pond that are currently overgrown with weeds, bushes, etc.

Pursuant to standing order 99A, the petition, having more than 500 signatories, was referred to the Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services.

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

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