Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 11 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 3175 ..
The Clerk: The following petition has been lodged for presentation:
By Mr Corbell, from 10,679 residents, requesting that the Assembly oppose any sale of the ACTEW Corporation and vote to retain and further develop ACTEW as an effective Territory-owned corporation.
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: The wishes of the Canberra community to retain ownership of the ACTEW Corporation in public hands and asks that the Assembly recognise:
1. The demonstrated public benefit of retaining ACTEW in public ownership;
2. The need for ACTEW Corporation to provide services to all in the Canberra community effectively, equitably and reliably;
3. The need to address the environmental aspects of water and power management, which is best met through community ownership of ACTEW;