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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 263..

Thursday, 12 February 2004

The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

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.


The following petitions were lodged for presentation.

Karralika facility

By Mrs Cross, from 86 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:

The proposed large scale redevelopment of the Karralika Drug Rehabilitation Centre at 256 Bugden Avenue, Fadden (Block 1, Section 399).

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: call on the ACT Government to

Cease any development and enter into immediate discussion and effective consultation with the community regarding the size, nature and details of the project.

The clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister, the petition was received.

Annual Reports Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

Mr Stanhope, pursuant to order, presented the bill and its explanatory statement.

Title read by clerk.

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Environment and Minister for Community Affairs) (10.32): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Mr Speaker, I am pleased to introduce the Annual Reports Legislation Amendment Bill 2004. The bill makes a number of consequential amendments to other laws as a result of the Annual Report (Government Agencies) Bill 2003, which was introduced in December last year.

Most amendments in this bill replace references to the 1995 act with references to the 2004 act. Some additional minor changes are made to other references to annual

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