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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 3 Hansard (5 March) . . Page.. 543 ..

Tuesday, 5 March 2002

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair at 10.30 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the land of the traditional owners, 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 Dunne , from 77 residents.

Abortion legislation

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 proposed Crimes Amendment Bill and the Health Regulation Repeal Bill will make it legal to perform abortions at any stage of a pregnancy and will remove the requirement for women to be informed about the procedure.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to oppose the passage of the Crimes Amendment Bill and the Health Regulation Repeal Bill.

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.

Legal Affairs-Standing Committee

Scrutiny Report No 4

MR STEFANIAK (10.31): I present the following report:

Legal Affairs-Standing Committee-Scrutiny Report No 4, dated 5 March 2002, together with a copy of the relevant extracts of the minutes of proceedings.

MR STEFANIAK: I seek leave to move a motion relating to the report.

Leave granted.


That the Assembly authorises the publication of Report No 4 of the Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

MR STEFANIAK: I ask for leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

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