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Thursday, 9 December 1993


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


MRS CARNELL: Madam Speaker, I ask for leave to present a petition which does not conform with standing orders as it does not contain the addresses of the petitioners.

Leave granted.

MRS CARNELL: I present an out-of-order petition from 208 residents requesting that the Assembly amend the Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 to guarantee that methadone treatment services be provided free of charge to public hospital patients.

Ms Follett: I raise a point of order, Madam Speaker. If the petition does not contain addresses I do not think it is accurate to refer to the petitioners as residents.

Mrs Carnell: It has the suburbs.

Ms Follett: Does it?

Mrs Carnell: Yes, it has suburbs, but not addresses.

MADAM SPEAKER: That is an interesting point, Chief Minister. It is partial addresses, I suppose. Leave was granted for an out-of-order petition to be presented and an out-of-order petition has been received. But the point is taken, Chief Minister.


MR WOOD (Minister for Education and Training, Minister for the Arts and Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning) (10.33): Madam Speaker, I present the Australian National Training Authority (Territory Functions) Bill 1993.

Title read by Clerk.

MR WOOD: Madam Speaker, I move:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

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