Page 1721 - Week 06 - Tuesday, 6 June 2006

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Tuesday, 6 June 2006

MR SPEAKER (Mr Berry) took the chair at 10.30 am and made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands 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 Mr Gentleman, from 766 residents:

Petrol station, Erindale

Take in petition. To: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Australian Capital Territory

The Petition of (a) Citizens of ACT (b) Residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the House to the ACT.

My Petitioners request the House to intervain and put injunction for the building a petrol station in front of the Erindale College Erindale.

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.

Leader of the Opposition

Statement by Speaker

MR SPEAKER: I inform the Assembly that on 16 May 2006 Mr Stefaniak advised me that the Liberal Party had elected him as its leader and that he consented to being Leader of the Opposition. I therefore recognise Mr Stefaniak in accordance with standing order 5A.

Temporary Deputy Speaker

Statement by Speaker

MR SPEAKER: Members, pursuant to standing order 8, I revoke the nomination of Mrs Dunne as Temporary Deputy Speaker. I nominate Mrs Burke for that position and present the warrant of revocation and nomination. So you are sacked, Mrs Dunne.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mrs Dunne) agreed to:

That leave of absence be given to Mrs Burke for the period 6 to 19 June 2006.

Standing orders—suspension

Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

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