Page 731 - Week 03 - Thursday, 2 April 2020

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Thursday, 2 April 2020

The Assembly met at 10 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms J Burch) took the chair, 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.

Sitting pattern—amendment

MADAM SPEAKER: In accordance with the terms of the resolution of the Assembly of 22 August 2019, which set the sitting pattern for the Assembly for 2020, I have received a request in writing from an absolute majority of members to amend the sitting pattern for 2020 by omitting Tuesday, 31 March and Wednesday, 1 April. I therefore table the Gazette notice to omit those days from the sitting pattern and a copy of the requests from members, pursuant to the resolution:

Notice amending the 2020 sitting pattern of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory—Gazettal notice, dated 26 March 2020.

Copies of email requests to the Speaker, requesting an amendment to the 2020 sitting pattern, from the following Members:

Mr Barr

Mr Gupta

Ms Orr

Ms Berry

Mr Hanson

Mr Parton

Miss C Burch

Mrs Jones

Mr Pettersson

Ms Cheyne

Mrs Kikkert

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Cody

Ms Lawder

Mr Steel

Mr Coe

Ms Le Couteur

Ms Stephen-Smith

Mrs Dunne

Ms Lee

Mr Wall

Mr Gentleman

Mr Milligan


The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Parking—Chifley Place—petition 2-20

By Ms Cody, from 631 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 that:

The Chifley Place precinct is an increasingly popular area for both community recreation and small business activity throughout the week and on weekends.

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