Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 8 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 2261..
The Assembly met at 10.30 am.
MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
The Clerk: The following petitions have been lodged for presentation:
By Mr Wood , from 114 residents, requesting that the Assembly ensure that the proposed sale of the long-stay caravan park be abandoned and ensure the implementation of guarantees for renewable residential tenure for a 20-year period, rental fixed at the current rate for 12 months and any increments subject to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 and the payment of compensation equal to the current insured policy value or insurable value to be made if the park closes down or in the event of enforced removal of any tenant.
By Mr Berry , from 2,279 residents, requesting that the Assembly note that school bursars have taken on more complex duties and an increased workload since the introduction of school-based management and have been requesting an upgrade for 21/2 years and that duties are continually devolved from the Department of Education and Community Services to them without recompense.
The terms of these petitions will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate Ministers.
The petition read as follows:
To the Speaker and Members of the Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory:
We the undersigned tenants of the Longstay Caravan Park, Narrabundah Lane, Symonston, call upon the Legislative Assembly to (1) ensure that the proposed sale of the Longstay Caravan Park be abandoned, and (2) irrespective of whether a sale takes place, ensure the implementation of guarantees of: