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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 12 Hansard (Tuesday, 23 November 2021) . . Page.. 3504 ..


Civil Law (Sale of Residential Property) Amendment Bill 2021 (Private Member’s bill)—Copy of letter to the Speaker from the Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, dated 17 November 2021.

Emergencies Amendment Bill 2021—Copy of letter to the Speaker from the Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, dated 17 November 2021.

Government Procurement Amendment Bill 2021—Copy of letter to the Speaker from the Chair of the Standing Committee on Economy and Gender and Economic Equality, dated 18 November 2021.

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2021—Copy of letter to the Speaker from the Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety, dated 17 November 2021.

Remuneration Tribunal Amendment Bill 2021—Copy of letter to the Speaker from the Chair of the Standing Committee on Economy and Gender and Economic Equality, dated 18 November 2021.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Report 2—Appropriation Bill 2021-2022 and Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2021-2022—Speaker’s response to Recommendations 20 and 21, dated 15 November 2021.

Standing order 191—Amendments to the Planning and Unit Titles Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, dated 15 November 2021.

Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

Civil Law (Wrongs) Act, pursuant to subsection 4.56(3), Schedule 4—Professional Standards Council—Annual report 2020-2021.

Freedom of Information Act, pursuant to section 39—Copy of notice provided to the Ombudsman—Freedom of Information request—Decision not made in time—Community Services Directorate (HOU-21/3), dated 22 April 2021.

Animals—animal-friendly netting

MS CLAY (Ginninderra) (2.58): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) climate change, bushfires, smokepocalypse and urban development have all increased the pressure on habitat and wildlife;

(b) ACT legislation recognises the sentience of animals and the ACT Government should take steps to protect animals;

(c) loosely-draped netting of certain gauges on household trees and plants causes injuries to wildlife in the ACT, such as cuts, strangulation and death. The nature of these injuries to wildlife often result in a long recovery time;

(d) native species are harmed by backyard netting in the ACT, such as birds, snakes and flying foxes. Some of these species are protected under specific legislation;


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