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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 31 May 2007) . . Page.. 1280 ..

(b) That developments beyond dual occupancy violate the amenity and the quality of life of existing residents’ life by rapidly increasing the ratio of dwellings in a given area with consequent increase in population and noise.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to distinguish between approvals for dual occupancy and multi-unit developments on co-joined blocks, and place an embargo on inappropriate developments in the A10 areas.

Tharwa bridge

By Mr Pratt, from 611 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that the public safety and security of residents of Tharwa has unduly been put at risk by the closure of the Tharwa Bridge.

Your petitioners therefore request that the Assembly act to ensure that a formal request is made immediately to the Commonwealth Government for assistance in the installation of a temporary low level crossing at Tharwa.

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

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

Mr Corbell, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (12.00): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2007 is the 16th bill in a series of bills dealing with legislation within the justice and community safety portfolio. These bills make minor and technical amendments to portfolio legislation. The bill I am introducing today makes the following amendments.

The bill amends the Agents Act 2003 to remove unnecessary words that made a section of the act difficult to read. In addition, the bill makes an amendment to confirm an editorial amendment that was made to the act.

The bill amends section 16 of the Civil Law (Wrongs) Act 2002, which provides for the survival of causes of action for the benefit of a dead person’s estate. The bill

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