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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2000 Week 9 Hansard (6 September) . . Page.. 2885 ..

Wednesday, 6 September 2000


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 Hargreaves , from 388 residents, requesting the Assembly to take immediate action to demolish Torrens petrol station and remediate the site.

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

Torrens Petrol Station Site

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 state of the Torrens Petrol Station and its site.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to take immediate action to demolish Torrens Petrol Station and remediate the site.

Petition received.


Mr Quinlan , pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory memorandum.

Title read by Clerk.

MR QUINLAN (10.34): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Members will recall that last week this chamber passed a bill to establish an insurance authority. During the course of the debate on the creation of that authority, I moved amendments in relation to informing the Assembly about third-party indemnities. During the course of that debate, it was made clear that these would be a considerable burden, in terms of the amount of paper used, given that these particular indemnities could be quite extensive. Therefore, in the interests of common sense, I withdrew that amendment.

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