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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 2 Hansard (8 March) . . Page.. 424..

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that the proposed termination of the Teddybears Child Care Centre lease, at 30 Storey St CURTIN, is not in the best interests of the ACT Community.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to instruct Urban Services to offer Teddybears Child Care Centre a 5 year lease; support the establishment of a viable long-term option for the continued operation of Teddybears Childcare Centre within the Curtin Community; and consider the relocation of the Emergency Services Authority to another, more appropriate site.

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.

Motion (by Mrs Dunne ) proposed:

That the terms of this petition be referred to the Standing Committee on Planning and Environment for inquiry and report.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes 7

Noes 8

Mrs Burke

Mr Pratt

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Dunne

Mr Smyth

Mr Corbell

Ms Porter

Dr Foskey

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Gentleman

Mr Quinlan

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the negative.

Unparliamentary language

Statement by Speaker

MR SPEAKER: Before we proceed, I would like to deal with the withdrawal of a couple of things that were said yesterday. I refer firstly to the Chief Minister. During debate on a bill, there were some calls as to the honesty or otherwise of somebody else in the house. I would ask you to withdraw that.

Mr Stanhope: I withdraw, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Chief Minister. Turning to Mr Corbell and the claim of a bald-faced lie being told in the place, I would ask for the withdrawal of that.

Mr Corbell: I withdraw that, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: There are ample opportunities to discredit the standing of members in this way with the use of parliamentary language and, of course, there is always the option of moving a substantive motion.

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