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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 5 Hansard (15 May) . . Page.. 1237 ..

Wednesday, 15 May 1996


MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair at 10.30 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.


MR SPEAKER: Members, I am pleased to announce the presence in the gallery of a delegation from the Selangor State Legislative Assembly, Malaysia, headed by the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, the Hon. Dato Haji Saidin bin Tamby. I bid you all a warm welcome to both the ACT and Australia.


MR SPEAKER: I would also like to announce the presence in the gallery of a group from the Dickson Seniors Network. You, in turn, are most welcome to your Assembly.


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

By Mr Hird, from 30 residents, requesting that the lease and development application for the community sporting facilities in McKellar be approved.

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

National Soccer Centre

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 that the undersigned residents living in the Belconnen community totally support the proposed

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