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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 9 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 2999 ..

Tuesday, 21 August 2001

The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed.)

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



The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mrs Burke, from 57 residents:

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:

minors including children are obtaining cigarettes from vending machines; and

following deregulation of business trading hours, adult smokers cannot claim they are reliant on access to tobacco products through vending machines.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to strengthen its commitment to stopping young people from becoming addicted to nicotine by immediately passing legislation prohibiting the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products through vending machines.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister, the petition was received.

Leave of absence to members

Motion (by Mr Moore ) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Mr Quinlan and Mr Smyth for 21, 22 and 23 August 2001.

Health and Community Care-Standing Committee

Report No 11

MR WOOD (10.33): Mr Speaker, I present the following report:

Health and Community Care-Standing Committee-Report No 11-Elder Abuse in the ACT, dated 20 August 2001, together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

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