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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 16 September 2021) . . Page.. 2546 ..


Petitions

The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Public housing—maintenance—petition 37-21

By Mr Parton, from 14 residents:

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

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:

public housing tenants in the ACT feel that they are being ignored when they seek help on fixing the poor conditions of their dwellings;

Canberra’s public housing tenants have a reasonable entitlement to a dwelling that is safe to live in and the ACT Government has an obligation to provide public housing that is free of risks to health and safety of residents;

the provision of maintenance services to ACT public housing tenants in the last financial year was unsatisfactory.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call on the ACT Government to:

ensure that maintenance requests from public housing tenants are dealt with within the required time frame; and

rectify all public housing dwellings that are in breach of or below health and safety standards.

Roads—speed limits—petitions 31-21 and 38-21

By Mr Parton, from 1,286 and 17 residents in substantially the same terms:

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 imposition of additional 40kph speed limit zones in Civic has produced extremely perverse outcomes for Canberrans;

thousands of individuals have been penalized for failing to comply with extremely confusing signage regimes in the new speed limit areas;

the so-called grace period combined with lack of effective warning and signage and a massive number of fines demonstrate a callous government failure.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call on the ACT Government to:


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