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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 13 Hansard (Tuesday, 25 November 2014) . . Page.. 3923 ..

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Ms Lawder, from 292 residents:

Canberra Institute of Technology—Auslan—petition No 18-14

The Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The following residents of the ACT draws to the attention of the Assembly that the Auslan course at CIT will not run in 2015 as they have been deemed to be financially unviable.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly commit ongoing funding of Auslan courses at CIT as a community obligation.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petition was received.

Ministerial responses

The Clerk: The following responses to petitions have been lodged by ministers:

By Ms Burch, Minister for Education and Training, dated 31 October 2014, in response to two petitions lodged by Mr Wall on 5 August 2014 concerning the closure of early intervention groups.

By Mr Corbell, Minister for the Environment, dated 29 October 2014, in response to two petitions lodged by Ms Lawder on 5 August 2014 concerning the cleaning up of Lake Tuggeranong and the creation of wetlands.

The terms of the responses will be recorded in Hansard.

Disability services—early intervention—petition No 9-14 and petition No 13-14

The response read as follows:

Thank you for your letter of 5 August 2014 about e-petition No. 9-14 and petition No. 13-14, received by the Assembly on 5 August 2014.

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