Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 9 Hansard (2 September) . . Page.. 2763 ..
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 petition has been lodged for presentation:
By Mr Stanhope , from 2,154 residents, requesting that the Assembly conduct an investigation into the use of haematology and oncology services to acknowledge the need to maintain existing funding.
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: that the reductions to the health budget will have a direct, detrimental impact on patients needing cancer services.
Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: conduct an investigation into the use of haematology and oncology services to acknowledge the need to maintain existing funding.
MR HUMPHRIES (Treasurer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Community Safety) (10.33): Mr Speaker, I present the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 1999, together with its explanatory memorandum.
Title read by Clerk.