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I believe you can serve this chamber well. I also would like to thank Max Kiermaier, our committee secretary. I have no doubt that Max was not expecting to be on a privileges committee in the back half of 2022; but he was, and he did a wonderful job.

I would like to endorse this report. It is a good report, and it was considered thoroughly by all members. The issues engaged in this inquiry are of great importance. It goes to this Assembly, its privileges, and the work and safety of the people that come into it.

In particular, I would like to highlight recommendations 9 and 10. Recommendation 9 calls on this Assembly to be explicit in the obligation of members to look after the health, safety and wellbeing of others. I think this is important. Recommendation 10 calls for the powers of the committee to compel documents to be considered once again. There are grave concerns about protections for whistleblowers, enlivened by the actions of this time. I think it is important for this Assembly to reflect upon the appropriate use of those powers.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


The following petition was lodged for presentation:

Amaroo shops—playground—petition 35-22

By Mr Pettersson, from 202 residents:

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

Reason for this Petition

The following residents of the ACT draw the attention of the Assembly that there is a lack of child related entertainment at the Amaroo shops.

This petition is to request a playground be included at the Amaroo shops to connect the community and create a happy, healthy environment for children. With the new medical centre (soon to be under construction), shops, restaurants and school nearby, this location is ideal for local families. We notice a lot of children play around the rocks and big trees already present. Including an appropriate playground would make a safer facility that could be entertaining for all ages.

Requested Actions

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly call upon the Government to install a playground in the green space between Armada Street and Aberfoyle Street, Amaroo.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petition was received.

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