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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 8 Hansard (20 August) . . Page.. 2883 ..

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 lighting of the public car parking areas at the Hughes shopping centre needs urgent evaluation for an upgrade.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call on the Minister for Urban Services to include in the Department of Urban Services works program for the next budget 2004-2005 the upgrade of lighting of the public car parking areas at the Hughes shopping centre to assist night shoppers and other users of that area, in particular for safety and security reasons.

The acting clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister, the petitions were received.

Privileges-Select Committee

Alteration to reporting date

MS DUNDAS (10.34): I seek leave to move a motion to alter the reporting date of the Select Committee on Privileges.

Leave granted.


That the resolution of the Assembly of 26 June 2003 establishing the Select Committee on Privileges be amended by substituting "21 October 2003"for "20 August 2003".

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Dangerous Goods Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

Mr Pratt, pursuant to notice, presented the bill.

Title read by acting clerk.

MR PRATT (10.35): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Mr Speaker, for about five years the Liberal Party, in government and then in opposition, has wrestled with the vexed issue of how best to deliver the joy of fireworks to the community without causing disruption and allowing unsafe practices to continue. A barrage of complaints from the community has fallen upon successive governments regarding the disruption to the community and the acts of vandalism caused by fireworks, some legally sold and some illegally acquired.

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