Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 1 Hansard (18 February) . . Page.. 53..
Tuesday, 18 February 2003
MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair at 10.30 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional owners and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Wood , from 21 residents:
Statutory leave requirements
The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly:
The inferior entitlements of workers in the Australian Capital Territory to long service leave compared with the rights of New South Wales workers. Inferior entitlements include:
- access to pro-rata long service leave after seven years rather than five years service; and
Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call on the ACT Government to amend legislation to improve the statutory leave entitlements of workers in the Australian Capital Territory and remove any inequity between the rights of ACT and New South Wales workers to long service leave.
The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister, the petition was received.
Announcement of member to fill casual vacancy
MR SPEAKER: The Clerk has been notified by the Electoral Commissioner that, pursuant to sections 189 and 194 of the Electoral Act 1992, Mrs Jacqui Burke has been declared elected to the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr Gary Humphries. I present the following paper: