Page 4191 - Week 12 - Tuesday, 24 October 2017

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) 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.

Absence of Clerk

Madam Speaker informed the Assembly that, due to the absence of the Clerk, the Deputy Clerk would act as Clerk.


The following petition was lodged for presentation:

ACTION bus service—Deakin, Kingston and Manuka—petition 22-17

By Ms Lee, from 438 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 attention of the Assembly the need for an ACTION bus service to directly link Deakin and Kingston via Manuka.

Your Petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call upon the Territory Government to establish an ACTION bus service to directly link Deakin, Kingston and Manuka.

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.

Petition—ministerial response

The following response to petitions has been lodged:

Community facilities—Farrer—petitions 13-17 and 16-17

By Ms Fitzharris, Minister for Transport and City Services, dated 5 October 2017, in response to petitions lodged by Mr Steel on 1 August 2017 concerning the development and implementation of a strategic plan for integrated, appropriate and environmentally sensitive community facilities in Farrer.

The response read as follows:

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