Page 1435 - Week 05 - Wednesday, 1 June 2022

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Wednesday, 1 June 2022

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.00): 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.

Absence of Clerk

Madam Speaker informed the Assembly that, due to the absence of the Clerk, the Clerk Assistant would act as Clerk.


The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Roads—Narrabundah—petition 13-22

By Ms Vassarotti, from 651 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 that:

1. The road infrastructure in parts of the inner south of Canberra was designed over sixty years ago when the level of population and car ownership was significantly less than today;

2. The growth of urban infill within the Inner South, including large developments in the Red Hill area, has contributed significantly to the congestion of the old road system as well as leading to a greater incidence of speeding traffic;

3. Local citizens, parents of school children and residents of aged care facilities in the inner south have expressed significant concerns regarding the danger to pedestrians when attempting to cross our unsafe roads that can no longer meet the needs of a rapidly expanding population;

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