Page 3647 - Week 10 - Wednesday, 26 August 2009

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Amendment agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Minister for Planning

MS LE COUTEUR (Molonglo): I request leave of the Assembly to seek clarification from the planning minister regarding the documents he tabled yesterday.

Leave granted.

MS LE COUTEUR: Yesterday Minister Barr tabled documents about the Greens’ hot-water bill following my request. My request was for Mr Barr to table all the advice regarding the two versions of the Greens’ hot-water bill that the government had received from ACTPLA or any other government agencies. Instead of tabling that, Mr Barr tabled a copy of his own speech in the in-principle debate. Of course, we already had a copy of that speech in Hansard. I request that Mr Barr actually table the advice on the bills received from ACTPLA and other government agencies. As the hot-water bill will be debated today, I request that he also assist the Assembly by tabling these documents as soon as possible before lunchtime or certainly before the bill is actually debated.


The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Battery cage eggs—petition No 102

By Ms Le Couteur, from 652 residents:

To the Speaker and Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly

In the ACT 250,000 hens live in battery cages. A battery hen lives in less space than this A4 piece of paper; she cannot spread her wings and the end of her beak is cut off. Please stop this animal abuse by effectively banning the production of battery eggs in the ACT.

Canberra Hospital—car park—petition No 103

By Mr Hanson, from 8 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 Planning Minister (at the request of the Health Minister) has used “call-in” powers to approve demolition of a 3-storey car park at Canberra Hospital and building on that site a 9-storey car park which would tower above the new mental health precinct.

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