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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 6 Hansard (17 June) . . Page.. 1865..


Tuesday, 17 June 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.

Privilege

Statement by Speaker

MR SPEAKER

: Members, I wish to inform the Assembly that, in accordance with standing order 71, I have received written advice from Mr Wood concerning a possible breach of privilege in relation to the unauthorised disclosure of the report of the Select Committee on Estimates and the report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on the Rates and Land Tax Amendment Bill 2003.

I will seek advice from the acting clerk and will inform members at a later time as to whether I consider the matter merits precedence.

Petitions

The following petitions were lodged for presentation.

Cooleman Court shopping centre

by Mr Cornwell , from 504 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 under taken by the Minister for Urban Service's with the view to immediately upgrade the NIGHT LIGHTING arrangements at the PUBLIC CAR PARKING AREA'S 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 form the tabling in of the petition in the Assembly.

Duffy shopping centre

by Mr Cornwell , from 24 residents:

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


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