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Thursday, 13 August 2020

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms J Burch) (10.00): Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:

This is Ngunnawal country.

Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.

We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.

Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Ms Cody for today due to illness.

Motion (by Mr Wall) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Mrs Jones for today due to illness.


The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

Municipal services—Farrer—petitions 10-20 and 15-20

By Ms Cody, from 334 and 263 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 Farrer is a strong, vibrant, diverse and engaged community eager to develop community assets for the well-being of the residents of Farrer and the Woden Valley.

We wish to build on the benefits of the nature play and bike track which have proven popular for the Farrer and Woden Valley residents. Community members are active in the enhancement and maintenance of the park but acknowledge the limitation of use dependant on the availability of a public toilet including associated security infrastructure that will deter undesirable behaviour. This particularly affects the younger and older residents of Farrer and their ongoing

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