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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2023 Week 02 Hansard (Tuesday, 21 March 2023) . . Page.. 377 ..

Tuesday, 21 March 2023

MR ACTING SPEAKER (Mr Parton) (10.01): Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi wanggiralidjinyin.

The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and they translate to:

This is Ngunnawal Country.

Today we are all meeting on Ngunnawal country.

We always pay respect to Elders, female and male.

Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Legislative Assembly—unparliamentary language

Statement by Acting Speaker

MR ACTING SPEAKER: Members, the Speaker has a statement that she wished me to share with you at the commencement of this sitting:

At the commencement of this second sitting week of 2023, and following some concerns raised towards the end of the first sitting week of 2023, I wanted to remind members about the need to be mindful about the use of unparliamentary language and imputations against members.

Standing order 54 requires that members not use offensive words against any member of the Assembly, and standing order 55 states that all imputations of improper motives and personal reflections on members will be considered highly disorderly.

Standing orders 56 and 57 set out the responsibilities of the Speaker in relation to offensive words, and I would remind members that if they think such words have been used, they should draw it to the attention of the Speaker at the earliest opportunity.

If members follow these standing orders, it will assist in having the chamber operate smoothly and effectively.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Report 13

MR CAIN (Ginninderra) (10.03): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Report 13—Inquiry into the Road Safety and Crimes Legislation Amendment Bills 2022, dated 22 February 2023, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

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