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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 13 August 2019) . . Page.. 2723 ..

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms J 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.


The following petition was lodged for presentation:

Roller derby facilities—petition 20-19

By Ms J Burch, from 542 residents:

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 the lack of indoor facilities for training and competition games for roller derby in The ACT (both Canberra Roller Derby League and Varsity Derby League).

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to urgently review existing facilities in both public and private ownership and to ensure that roller derby in the ACT has the required facilities for future growth and demand.

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.

Pursuant to standing order 99A, the petition, having more than 500 signatories, was referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Transport and City Services.

Motion to take note of petition

Motion (by Madam Speaker) agreed to:

That the petition so lodged be noted.

Standing orders—suspension

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of standing orders be suspended as would prevent matters of public importance being discussed this day and Thursday, 15 August 2019.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 33

MRS JONES (Murrumbidgee) (10.03): I present the following report:

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