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Tuesday, 8 May 2012

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 Ms Porter, from 18 residents:

Retirement villages—petition No 134

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

This petition of residents in independent living accommodation in retirement villages in the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly the fact that no legislation exists for the proper regulation of Retirement Villages in the Australian Capital Territory and furthermore: the Australian Capital Territory is the only Jurisdiction in Australia where this situation exists.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to expedite the passage of the Private Member’s Bill, “The Retirement Villages Bill 2011”, through the ACT Legislative Assembly as soon as possible.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petition would be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate minister for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petition was received.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 52

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 52, dated 7 May 2012, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report No 52 contains the committee’s comments on eight pieces of subordinate legislation, six government responses and one Speaker’s response and proposed amendments to the Crimes (Child Sex Offences) Amendment Bill 2012. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting.

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