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community will not forget. This minister must go. If she does not resign today, the Chief Minister must demand her resignation.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 5

Noes 12

Mr Hanson

Ms Berry

Ms Orr

Ms Lawder

Mr Braddock

Dr Paterson

Ms Lee

Ms Cheyne

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Milligan

Ms Clay

Mr Steel

Mr Parton

Ms Davidson

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mr Gentleman

Ms Vassarotti

Question resolved in the negative.


The following petition was lodged for presentation:

Roads—Watson—petition 8-22

By Ms Vassarotti, from 113 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly:

For more than 4 years, the Management of Nipperville Early Learning Centre in Watson along with parents of children attend the Centre, have requested that a zebra crossing be installed on Gwynne Street. Despite citing numerous near-misses between small children and vehicles, often travelling excessively fast for the area, ACT Roads refuse to install such a crossing.

Senior Road Safety Engineer, Pawel Potapowicz, attended site and told a concerned community that the area is safe “because there are no statistics of pedestrian accidents there”. It is as if they need a child to be injured or killed there to justify installing a necessary safety measure. ACT Roads point out that they commissioned a study requiring 600 CARS IN A TWO HOUR PERIOD to justify the crossing. Although, the high speed of the cars, not the volume, was raised as the chief concern.

The community has repeatedly asked for a safe crossing at this location to help slow down vehicles. Please install this zebra crossing before a human toll is paid. Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the government to address community concerns and please authorise a zebra crossing to be installed on Gwynne Street between Nipperville and Watson Shops.

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