Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 13 December 2016) . . Page.. 19 ..
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) 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.
Absence of Clerk
Madam Speaker informed the Assembly that, due to the absence of the Clerk, the Deputy Clerk would act as Clerk.
The following e-petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Rattenbury, from 222 residents:
Access to cannabis medicines—petition 1-16
TO: The Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory
The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly residents of the Australian Capital Territory are currently using Cannabis medicines to life changing effect, yet access is restricted to the black market.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to legislate for safe and adequate access to Cannabis medicines.
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.
The following further response to a petition was lodged by Mr Gentleman, Minister for Planning and Land Management, dated 18 August 2016, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Corbell on 3 August 2016 concerning the rezoning of Mr Fluffy houses in Bragg Street, Hackett:
Hackett rezoning—petition 6-16
I refer to my letter of 10 August 2016 in response to petition No. 6-16 lodged in the Assembly by Simon Corbell on 3 August 2016.
I can advise that in Hackett there are 21 blocks in the RZ1 suburban zone and of these blocks, nine blocks are between 700 and 800m2.