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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . . Page.. 1549..

Duffy Shopping Centre

by Mr Cornwell from 12 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: that the Duffy Shopping Centre is in urgent need of a full refurbishment program. This should be implemented as a matter of priority by the Minister for Planning, Mr Simon Corbell (the Local Member).

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call on the Minister for Planning to have this urgent refurbishment program (upgrade) to be incorporated in the coming Budget 2003-2004 Works Program.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister, the petitions were received.

Suspension of standing and temporary orders

Motion (by Mr Wood ) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing orders and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent:

(a)any business before the Assembly at 3.00 p.m. this day being interrupted to allow the Treasurer to be called on forthwith to present the Appropriation Bill 2003-2004, the Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2003 and the Bushfire Reconstruction Levy Bill 2003;

(b)(i)questions without notice concluding at the time of interruption; or

(ii)debate on any motion before the Assembly at the time of interruption being adjourned until the question-"That debate on the Appropriation Bill 2003-2004 be adjourned and the resumption of the debate be made an order of the day for the next sitting"is agreed;

(c)at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday, 8 May 2003, the order of the day for resumption of debate on the question that the Appropriation Bill 2003-2004 be agreed to in principle, being called on notwithstanding any business before the Assembly and that the time limit on the speech of the Leader of the Opposition, the Australian Democrats, the ACT Greens and the Independent Member be equivalent to the time taken by the Treasurer in moving the motion-That the bill be agreed to in principle; and

(d) (i)questions without notice concluding at the time of interruption; or

(ii)debate on any motion before the Assembly at that time being adjourned until a later hour that day.

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