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Thursday, 7 June 2012

The Assembly met at 10 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MR SPEAKER (Mr Rattenbury) took the chair 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 Mr Barr) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Mr Corbell for this sitting due to ministerial business interstate.


The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Fitters Workshop—petitions Nos 135 and 136

By Mrs Dunne, from 225 residents, and by Ms Le Couteur, from 197 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 Assembly’s attention to the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs Inquiry into the Future Use of the Fitters’ Workshop that:

the Fitters’ Workshop be used as a multi-use arts and performance venue;

the government suspend its decision to make the Fitters’ Workshop, Kingston a print studio to allow the current master planning process underway for the Kingston Arts Precinct to be reopened incorporating the Fitters’ Workshop as a multi-use arts and performance venue;

the current decision to convert the Fitters’ Workshop for Megalo Print Studio be reconsidered and that immediate steps be taken to identify an alternative site for a purpose-built building at the Kingston Arts Precinct;

the funding made available for the conversion of the Fitters’ Workshop be retained for funding the construction of the purpose-built building for Megalo at the Kingston Arts Precinct and applied for that purpose.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to request the ACT government to accept and act on these recommendations forthwith.

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