Page 5489 - Week 15 - Wednesday, 9 December 2009

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Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The Assembly met at 10 am.

(Quorum formed.)

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.


The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mrs Dunne, from 592 residents:


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

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that Block 8, Section 34 Hawker is listed for auction on 18 March and 2009 and the development of the site may adversely affect parking for the Hawker Group Centre.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to ensure that any future development on Block 8, Section 34 Hawker isn’t at the expense of adequate public parking for the Hawker Group Centre.

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.

Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) (Random Drug Testing) Amendment Bill 2009

Mr Hanson, pursuant to notice, presented the bill and its explanatory statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR HANSON (Molonglo) (10.02): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I rise today to introduce this important bill relating to road safety. This is not the first time that this important legislation has been introduced into this place. Indeed, similar legislation was first introduced into the Assembly back in 2005. I am hopeful, however, that this time the Assembly will seize the opportunity to grasp the important road safety imperative and finally legislate on this largely missing link in the current ACT road safety law.

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