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Thursday, 15 October 2009

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair at 10 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mrs Dunne) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Mr Hanson for this sitting due to ill health.

Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Mr Stanhope for this sitting due to a bereavement in the family.


The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Ms Le Couteur, from 40 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 Gungahlin residents below do not endorse the proposed Well Station Drive Extension road joining Horse Park Drive in its current form.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: consider minor changes to the proposed alignment of Well Station Drive where it adjoins the intersection with Horse Park Drive to reroute the road to the East side of the hill on vacant land, rather than between the existing houses and the hill.

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.

Payroll Tax Amendment Bill 2009

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

Title read by Clerk.

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Treasurer, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Services and Minister for Women) (10.02): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

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