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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 12 Hansard (19 November) . . Page.. 3687 ..

Tuesday, 19 November 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.


The Clerk: The following petitions have been lodged for presentation:

By Mr Berry, from 717 residents, requesting that the Assembly require the Government to ensure that bus services to Kippax, particularly route 409 via Wirraway Crescent, are retained.

By Ms Horodny, from 3,400 residents, requesting that the Assembly abolish the battery cage system of egg production in the ACT.

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 these petitions will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate Minister.

ACTION Bus Services - Kippax

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 ACT draws to the attention of the Assembly the proposed cuts and changes to Bus Service 409 to Kippax. The 409 Bus Service is the sole means by which many in the Scullin area, and in particular the aged and physically handicapped residents of Collingrove Units, gain access to the health, banking, shopping, library and postal services at Kippax. The Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Urban Services Mr De Domenico, in Bus Book 96, gave his commitment to the "most efficient and effective public transport service in the country".

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