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shining a spotlight on these issues will anything ever change. We cannot keep accepting the same so that the next generation, or the next generation, of deaf Canberrans face the same obstacles.

The petition further calls on the Assembly to create a set of agreed targets and objectives to measure the progress of changes to services and information made as a result of the proposed inquiry’s findings. Obviously that would be a matter for a committee inquiry to determine what might happen in future, but these Canberrans have put a lot of thought into what they would like to see to enable change into the future.

There are practical measures that can directly benefit deaf Canberrans and create a more inclusive community for users of Auslan. I look forward to, hopefully, seeing a committee inquiry in this space or a minister’s response. I would be more than happy, after years of working in and with the deaf community, to add any information that I can to improve services and information for deaf Canberrans in Auslan. Lastly, I would like to thank our interpreter, Mandy, for being here today to assist. (Time expired.)

Roads—speed limits—petition 1-22

MR DAVIS (Brindabella) (10.19): I seek leave to table an out-of-order petition of an additional 146 signatures relating to the Bateman Street speed sign petition.

Leave granted.

MR DAVIS: I table the following out-of-order petition:

Petition which does not conform with the standing orders—Kambah—Installation of speed limit signs on Bateman Street—Mr Davis (146 signatures).

On 15 September last year my constituent Peter Giles, of Kambah, wrote to me to draw to my attention the issue of antisocial behaviour and speeding behaviour along Bateman Street in Kambah, which, to be frank with you, came as no surprise to me as somebody who grew up on Boddington Circuit in Kambah and somebody who is, on occasion, guilty of doing the well-known rat run up Learmonth Drive through Bateman Street and down Boddington Circuit when running late into the office. So I know it quite well.

He wrote to me with a very simple request. You would know, Madam Speaker, as many other members would know, that often we get very complicated requests, perhaps very expensive requests, which perhaps become a bit more difficult or time-consuming to achieve. But Mr Giles’s request was very modest. He simply asked me, “Mr Davis, I think that the street would be improved by the installation of 50 kilometre speed signs at each end of Bateman Street.”

We wrote to Minister Steel and the TCCS department making that request and we were advised, rightly, with all fairness, that it would be impractical or impossible to install a 50 kilometre street sign on every single street where the limit was indeed

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