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The Clerk: The following petition has been lodged for presentation:
By Mr De Domenico, from 31,000 residents, requesting that the Assembly act upon the petitioners' declared support for all local small businesses.
The terms of this petition will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate Minister.
The petition read as follows:
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory.
The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly:
We, the undersigned, declare our support for all local small businesses in the Canberra region, and we ask that the Canberra Plan be re-established to give greater focus to the preservation and growth of locally owned small businesses and less priority given to the uncontrolled expansion of the town centres.
Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to act upon and respect our declaration.
MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General): I seek leave to present a petition which does not conform with standing orders, in that it does not contain a request.
MR HUMPHRIES: I present an out-of-order petition from 236 residents, indicating their concern over plans for the residential development on the corner of Wilkins and Heard Streets in Mawson.