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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 1993) . . Page.. 2254 ..


Offences of Violence against Women and Children

The petition read as follows:

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

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly: that the Courts minimise the seriousness of offences of violence against women and children by giving undue leniency to accused persons who break conditions of their bail.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: introduce legislation to deny bail to a person charged with an offence of violence against a woman or child where the person breaches a condition of bail for that offence.

Tobacco Smoke

The petition read as follows:

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

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly: that seventy percent of the population does not smoke tobacco, and that in January 1993, tobacco smoke was classified as a Grade A Carcinogen by the US Environmental Protection Agency, making it as dangerous an air polluting carcinogen as asbestos, and that passive smoking causes ten times more heart disease than cancer, and has been causally linked to asthma, cot deaths and leukemia.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: pass legislation which will protect the health of the public, in the Australian Capital Territory, by declaring that all enclosed indoor public environments must be tobacco smoke free.

Dual Occupancy Development

The petition read as follows:

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

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly: that it is planned to construct an additional house under dual occupancy, on


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