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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 13 Hansard (27 November) . . Page.. 4783..


Thursday, 27 November 2003

The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Petitions

The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Aldi supermarket

by Ms Dundas, from 84 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:

local people want access to cheaper groceries.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to:

Pass legislation allowing Aldi Supermarket to build a supermarket next to Belconnen Markets.

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people

by Ms Dundas, from 60 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:

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people of the ACT continue to suffer legal discrimination under ACT Law.

Your Petitioners therefore request the Assembly to:

Pass legislation ensuring gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people have equal rights under the law, including the ability to adopt children and have their relationship formally recognised through Civil Unions.

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.


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