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Wednesday, 30 November 2022

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.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Ms Orr for today’s sitting due to illness.


The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Kippax Fair—parking—petition 39-22

By Mrs Kikkert, from 536 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 the Assembly that:

inadequate parking at Kippax Fair has been an issue for many years;

the ACT Government’s sale of a portion of the car park in November eliminated 66 all-day parking bays, worsening pre-existing parking shortages;

the approved Kippax Masterplan provides the opportunity for another 450 underground parking bays for public use but has been stalled by government foot-dragging; and

parking troubles at Kippax Fair have now reached crisis point, forcing shoppers away from the area and threatening the livelihoods of traders.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the ACT Government to:

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