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Wednesday, 28 October 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 Mr Wall, from 2,619 residents:

Lottery products—petition No 13-15

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: NSW Lotteries and Woolworths petrol stations have entered into an agreement in the ACT that allows for Woolworths petrol stations to sell a full range of lottery products, therefore, threatening the viability of small businesses in the ACT that currently sell these products in a responsible manner. It also exposes ACT residents that are at risk of problem gambling to greater access to these products in a less controlled environment.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: support any legislative move that prevents the sale of lottery products in the ACT by corporate giants such as Woolworths and Coles.

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.

Ministerial response

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

By Mr Rattenbury, Minister for Sport and Recreation, dated 27 October 2015, in response to a petition lodged by Mr Rattenbury on 4 August 2015 concerning the Lyneham neighbourhood oval.

The terms of the response will be recorded in Hansard.

Lyneham neighbourhood oval—petition No 9-15

The response read as follows:

In October 2014, Sport and Recreation Services (SRS), as custodian of the Executive Crown Lease over Lyneham Neighbourhood Oval (LNO), authorised lodgement of a Development Application (DA) by the Brindabella Christian

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