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Thursday, 11 November 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:

ACT Policing—Coombs and Wright—petition 45-21

By Mrs Jones, from 179 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, and requests that the Assembly:

Notes that:

a) Ajijo Grocery and Convenience Store is a valued local business serving the suburb of Coombs and Wright.

b) That since opening Ajijo has experienced crime targeted at the business, including violence and theft.

c) That recently it has taken police more than 8 hours to attend the crime scene when the premises was attacked during the day while staff were present.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly call on the ACT Government to:

a) That the ACT Government make police presence in the vicinity of the shop visible and regular.

b) That the ACT Government make sure there are sufficient police for a much faster response time.

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.

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