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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 1548..


MR SPEAKER (continuing):

It is also open to members to pursue through the Administration and Procedure Committee the amendment of standing orders, if they so choose. However, if members were to adopt this course in one way or another, they should keep in mind the necessity to try to avoid an arrangement whereby members could ignite any debate-an anticipated one or one that has concluded-at any time in this Assembly. I contend that that is why the standing order is there. Thank you, members.

Petitions

Telopea Park School

The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

by Ms Gallagher from 367 residents:

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

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:

In 2003 Telopea Park School celebrates its 80th year as Canberra's first school with a strong public reputation, strong enrolments, a vibrant future as Canberra's binational school, and with old buildings which fail to meet modern teaching and learning needs. There is an urgent need to upgrade the inadequate space of the Primary School Library to the current ACT standards for language and literacy learning.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to give effect to Telopea's 80th birthday with action to upgrade the school's Primary Library to contemporary ACT standards.

Cooleman Court Shopping Centre

by Mr Cornwell from 154 residents:

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, a full investigation should be undertaken by the Minister for Urban Services with the view to immediately upgrade the night lighting arrangements at the public car parking areas surrounding the Cooleman Court Shopping Centre, Weston.

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that this investigation should be undertaken as a matter of urgent priority, due to safety of night shoppers using the public car parking surrounding Cooleman Court Shopping Centre.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call on the Minister to take this action as a matter of priority within 3 (three) months from the tabling of this petition in the Assembly.


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