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do better but to be better. I am grateful for that time and I am grateful to Aunty Agnes’s family for sharing her with us all and for encouraging and supporting her to share her wisdom.

Aunty Agnes was one of the first Aboriginal people in the ACT to be awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia. Her other awards continue to recognise her many achievements and her commitment to building a better life for her people. Aunty Agnes’s legacy lives on through her achievements and through her family, many of whom are here today. Our deepest condolences are with you all during this time. We thank you for sharing Aunty Agnes and for all that she has done for us.

I was deeply touched to be invited by the family to visit Aunt in her final hours, to thank her, on behalf of the government and the people of Canberra, for everything she did for us. It was a very special thing, an enormous honour and something I will never forget. Rest in peace, Aunt.

MADAM SPEAKER: Members, can I, with indulgence, offer my condolences to the family and echo the words that I have heard throughout this morning. She was a woman of great honesty, warmth and kindness and she will be missed.

Question resolved in the affirmative, members standing in their places.

At 10.45 am, the sitting was suspended until the ringing of the bells.

The bells having been rung, Madam Speaker resumed the chair at 10.48 am.

Petition

Ministerial response

The following response to a petition has been lodged:

Development—block 6 section 88, Gungahlin—petition 26-22

Mr Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 6 February 2023, in response to a petition lodged by Ms Orr on 22 November 2022 concerning parking and urban open space for Gungahlin apartment dwellers and small business owners.

The response read as follows:

Dear Mr Duncan

Thank you for your letter regarding petition 26-22, lodged by Ms Suzanne Orr MLA, regarding parking and urban open space for Gungahlin apartment dwellers and small business owners.

The ACT Government recognises the importance of parking for facilitating access and takes parking safety seriously. Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) is aware of the parking concerns raised in the petition and is reviewing on-street parking restrictions in this area to tailor them to better meet the needs of local residents and visitors. Subject to consultation with local residents and businesses, changes to parking restrictions in this area will be implemented in 2023. Roads ACT will monitor their effectiveness and safety.


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