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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 17 June 1993) . . Page.. 1983 ..


Thursday, 17 June 1993

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MADAM SPEAKER (Ms McRae) took the chair at 10.30 am and read the prayer.

ABSENCE OF MEMBER

MR LAMONT: I wish to notify the Assembly that Mrs Grassby will be absent from the chamber this day due to illness and that a pairing arrangement has been put into place with the Opposition.

PAPERS

MR WOOD: Madam Speaker, I ask for leave to present a petition which does not conform with standing orders as it does not address the Assembly nor contain a request.

Leave granted.

MR WOOD: I present an out-of-order petition from 139 residents concerning the draft variation to the Territory Plan to develop North Duffy-Holder sections 55, 56 and 58 and Holder sections 47 and 48.

MRS CARNELL: Madam Speaker, I ask for leave to present a petition which does not conform with standing orders as it does not address the Assembly nor contain a request.

Leave granted.

MRS CARNELL: I present an out-of-order petition from 100 residents concerning the draft variation to the Territory Plan to develop North Duffy-Holder sections 55, 56 and 58 and Holder sections 47 and 48.

GAMING MACHINE (AMENDMENT) BILL 1993

MS FOLLETT (Chief Minister and Treasurer) (10.32): Madam Speaker, I present the Gaming Machine (Amendment) Bill 1993.

Title read by Clerk.

MS FOLLETT: Madam Speaker, I move:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

The Bill seeks a number of amendments that will make ACT gaming machines more competitive with those in New South Wales, streamline a number of cumbersome regulatory functions, and strengthen powers in relation to unlawful machine operations in the Territory. Amongst other things, the Bill proposes to


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