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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) 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 118 residents:

Riverview development—zoning—petition No 10-15

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: We do not approve of the change of zoning from agricultural to residential for the Riverview development site in West Belconnen.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: We request that the Riverview development site becomes a nature reserve/National Park for the community, which would include Ginninderra Falls as part of that National Park/nature reserve, if this is possible to include. We do not want 11,000 homes built on the Riverview development site.

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.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Dr Bourke) be agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Ms Fitzharris for this sitting due to illness.

Domestic violence

MR HANSON (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (10.02): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) in March 2015 the Assembly agreed to bipartisan support to tackling domestic violence in the ACT to produce better outcomes for victims of family violence and to reduce the damaging inter-generational and societal effects that family violence causes;

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