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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 12 Hansard (19 November) . . Page.. 4280..


Policing

by Mr Stefaniak , from 161 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 there is an URGENT NEED to retain or transfer back, experienced community police officers to serve within the Australian Capital Territory. Also the current policing levels are under strength in relation to the National average by approximately 120 POLICE OFFICERS.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call on the MINISTER FOR POLICE TO IMPLEMENT URGENT PROGRAMS to increase Police numbers in the ACT and retain or transfer back, Officers who have Community Policing experience, to serve within the Australian Capital Territory.

Platypus (Ngunnawal) shopping centre

by Mr Cornwell , from 264 residents:

TO THE SPEAKERS AND THE 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 MOTOR VEHICLE PARKING ARRANGEMENTS at the Platypus (Ngunnawal) Shopping Centre is in need of an urgent upgrade. This is due to the lack of adequate parking for vehicles that park at this Centre; thereby affecting both Customers and Merchants. There is also a need for the installation of a MAIL (post) BOX at this Shopping Centre.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call on the Minister for Urban Services, to take all the necessary steps to have motor vehicle parking arrangements expanded. Also requests the Minister to make representations to Australian Post to have a mail (post) box installed at the Platypus (Ngunnawal) Shopping Centre.

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.

Casual workers-entitlements

MR HARGREAVES (10.34): I move:

That the Assembly:

(1) notes that according to recent research, at least 30% of the Australian work force will be casual workers by 2010 and given the high numbers and proportion of persons employed full and part-time in the public sector in the ACT, that will mean disproportionately high numbers of persons in the private sector employed as casuals in the ACT;


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