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Tuesday, 10 November 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.

Daily on Demand

Statement by Speaker

MR SPEAKER: Members, I would like to make a brief statement about our new Daily on Demand internet service. I wish to draw your attention to the introduction of a new service that is being trialled during the November sittings. The Daily on Demand supplements the Assembly’s live webstreaming of proceedings by providing members and the wider community with archived and searchable audiovisual replays of Assembly proceedings via their own computer internet browser.

The objectives of the trial are to evaluate the effectiveness of this innovative way of providing improved community and ACT government access to the work of the Assembly, and to test the technology solution that is being implemented. At present, the trial is limited to Assembly chamber proceedings. Replays of morning sessions will be available by 1 pm, question time replays will be available 45 minutes after the conclusion of question time, and afternoon and evening sessions will be available the following morning.

Details on how to access Daily on Demand are available on the Assembly’s website, and I encourage all members to test the service and provide their feedback to the Hansard, Communications and Library Office.


Battery cage eggs—petition No 102—ministerial response

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

By Mr Corbell, Acting Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, dated 20 October 2009, in response to a petition lodged by Ms Le Couteur on 26 August 2009 concerning the banning of cage produced eggs.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

The response read as follows:

The ACT Government notes the petition submitted by the petitioners, tabled by Ms Le Couteur MLA, on 26 August 2009 and makes the following comments:

• The ACT has one caged egg production facility, located at Parkwood Macgregor, housing 146 000 birds with an average space allowance of 750cm2 per bird.

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