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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair at 10 am, made a formal recognition that the Assembly was meeting on the lands of the traditional custodians, 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 Smyth, from 7 residents:

Roads—footpaths—petition No 99

ACT Legislative Assembly For The Australian Capital Territory

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

This petition of residents of John Close, Gilmore, of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that: the residents of John Close, Gilmore whose names appear below, petition the assembly to close the pedestrian footpath access from John Close to Alice Jackson Crescent, Gilmore, by installing physical barriers to both John Close and Alice Jackson end of the public access area, to stop people access, not just vehicles, and that a sign be placed at the entry of John Close advising the closure.

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.

Long Service Leave (Contract Cleaning Industry) Act—petition No 98—ministerial response

The Clerk: The following response to a petition has been lodged by a minister:

By Mr Hargreaves, Minister for Industrial Relations, dated 6 August 2009, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Hargreaves on 7 May 2009 concerning portable long service leave entitlements for ACT security officers.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

The response read as follows:

The ACT Government notes the petition by the petitioners, tabled by the Minister for Industrial Relations on 7 May 2009 and makes the following comments:

The ACT acknowledges that since 1981 ACT workers in the building and construction industry have enjoyed a portable long service leave scheme together with protection of the benefit in centrally managed funds. This benefit was expanded to the ACT contract cleaning industry in 1999 and it is intended that the community sector industry be similarly covered in the near future.

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