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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 05 Hansard (Tuesday, 9 May 2017) . . Page.. 1467 ..

Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 242(2)—Schedule—Leases granted for the period 1 January to 31 March 2017.

Subordinate legislation (including explanatory statements unless otherwise stated)

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—

Public Place Names Act—Public Place Names (Taylor) Determination 2017—Disallowable Instrument DI2017-34 (LR, 2 May 2017).

Race and Sports Bookmaking Act—Race and Sports Bookmaking (Sports Bookmaking Venues) Determination 2017 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2017-31 (LR, 18 April 2017).

Road Transport (General) Act—Road Transport (General) Application of Road Transport Legislation Declaration 2017 (No 3)—Disallowable Instrument DI2017-29 (LR, 3 April 2017).

Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Regulation 2000—Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Parking Authority Declaration 2017 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2017-30 (LR, 13 April 2017).


Discussion of matter of public importance

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Lee): Madam Speaker has received letters from Ms Cheyne, Ms Cody, Mr Coe, Mrs Dunne, Mrs Jones, Mrs Kikkert, Ms Lawder, Ms Lee, Ms Orr, Mr Parton, Mr Pettersson and Mr Steel proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly for discussion. In accordance with standing order 79, the Speaker has determined that the matter proposed by Mr Coe be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The important contribution volunteers make in delivering community services in Canberra.

MR COE (Yerrabi—Leader of the Opposition) (3.42): This week, as you would be well aware, Madam Assistant Speaker, is National Volunteer Week. In the matter of public importance that I put forward today I think is it important to recognise the important contribution that volunteers make in delivering community services here in the capital and, of course, to thank the volunteers that make such a huge impact on our community.

National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration that acknowledges the generous contribution our volunteers make. This week, from 8 to 14 May 2017, events across the country are being held to recognise and to say thank you to the nearly six million Australians who volunteer their time and skills to help others. The week also provides

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