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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 22 August 2019) . . Page.. 3321 ..

Thursday, 22 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.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Wall) agreed to:

That leave of absence for today be granted to Mrs Dunne to attend a conference, Mr Hanson for family reasons, and Mrs Jones due to illness.


The following petition was lodged for presentation:

Roller derby facilities—petition 25-19

By Ms J Burch, from 170 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).

We 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.

Ministerial response

The following response to a petition has been lodged:

ACTION bus service—petition 17-19

By Mr Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 20 August 2019, in response to a petition lodged by Miss C Burch on 4 June 2019 concerning the ACT bus network.

The response read as follows:

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