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Thursday, 18 February 1993


MADAM SPEAKER (Ms McRae) took the chair at 10.30 am and read the prayer.

Statement by Speaker

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Stevenson, my attention has been drawn to comments made outside the chamber in relation to the Speaker's rulings. Traditionally, reflections on the character or actions of the Speaker inside or outside the chamber are considered to be a breach of privilege. I do consider that this statement contains an accusation of partiality in the discharge of my duty as Speaker. Accordingly, Mr Stevenson, I would like you to withdraw that reflection.

Mr Stevenson: Yes, indeed, I do so unreservedly, Madam Speaker. It was certainly not my intention to breach privilege.


The Clerk: The following petition has been lodged for presentation:

By Mr Moore, from 180 residents, requesting that the Assembly create landlord-tenant legislation that addresses fair rent, lease agreements and security of tenure.

The terms of this petition will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate Minister.

Landlord and Tenant Legislation

The petition read as follows:

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

The petition of residents and the lessees of Campbell Shopping Centre draw to the attention of the Assembly the following concerns:

. That the livelihood of the lessees of the Campbell Shopping Centre and the continuation of this local shopping centre, including Pharmacy, Supermarket and Restaurant, is being threatened by the actions of the landlord.

. The petitioners draw your attention to the fact that the pharmacy services the St. Vincent de Paul Aged Home and the general ageing population in Campbell.

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