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Tuesday, 9 December 2008

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair at 10.30 am, 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.

Mumbai terrorist victims

Condolence statement by Speaker

MR SPEAKER: Members, I draw your attention to the recent events in Mumbai, India, which give us cause to reflect on the impact that random acts of terrorism can have on individuals, families, communities, towns, cities, nations and the world. As a mark of respect to the victims of the Mumbai terrorist attacks I invite all members to rise in their places.

Members rising in their places—

MR SPEAKER: I thank members.


Ministerial responses

The Clerk: The following responses to petitions have been lodged by ministers:

By Mr Barr, Minister for Planning, dated 8 July 2008, in response to petitions (2) lodged by Mr Berry (Sixth Assembly) on 17 June 2008 concerning the proposed Canberra Technology City.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

Gas-fired power station

The response read as follows:

Response for tabling to petition lodged on 17 June 2008 by Mr Berry MLA, in relation to DA 200704152 District of Tuggeranong

The applicant for this proposal has lodged alterations to the Development Application (DA) to respond to many of the concerns raised by the community. The altered DA and Preliminary Assessment (PA) has been renotified consistent with the requirements of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991.

The evaluation of a PA and the assessment of a DA are the responsibility of the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) and due process needs to be followed.

The Government has only provided “in principle” agreement to the use of the site for the purpose sought, subject to planning approval.

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