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Tuesday, 2 August 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.

Resignation of member

Statement by Speaker

MADAM SPEAKER: Pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 27 March 1992, as amended on 6 March 2008, which authorises me to receive written notice of resignation of a member, I wish to inform the Assembly that I have received written notice from Mrs Jones, dated 2 June 2022. Pursuant to subsection 13(3) of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988, I present the following papers:

Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 (Cth), pursuant to subsection 13(3)—Resignation of office as Member—Mrs Giulia Jones—Letter of resignation, dated 2 June 2022.

Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory—Casual Vacancy—Copy of letter to the ACT Electoral Commissioner, from the Speaker, dated 2 June 2022.

Announcement of member to fill casual vacancy

MADAM SPEAKER: The Clerk has been notified by the Electoral Commissioner that, pursuant to sections 189 and 194 of the Electoral Act 1992, Mr Edward Cocks has been declared elected to the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs Jones. I present the following paper:

Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory—Casual Vacancy—Declaration of the poll—Letter from the Electoral Commissioner, ACT Electoral Commission, to the Clerk, ACT Legislative Assembly, dated 22 June 2022.

Oath or affirmation

MADAM SPEAKER: The provisions of the Oaths and Affirmations Act 1984

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