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Parliamentary record : Part I debates (11 November 1986)

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Title

Parliamentary record : Part I debates (11 November 1986)

Collection

Debates for 4th Assembly 1983 - 1987; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 4th Assembly 1983 - 1987

Date

1986-11-11

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Language

English

Subject

Debates

Publisher name

Northern Territory Legislative Assembly

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/220605

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/698931

Page content

DEBATES - Tuesday 11 November 1986 Katherine Fire Station Staffing Levels Mr SMITH (Opposition Leader): Mr Speaker, I present a petition from 430 citizens of the Northern Territory relating to staffing levels at the Katherine Fire Station. The petition bears the Clerk's certificate that it conforms with the requirements of standing orders. I move that the petition be read. Motion agreed to; petition read. To the honourable Speaker and members of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory, the humble petition of the undersigned citizens of the Northern Territory respectfully showeth their concern at the decision of the Northern Territory government to reduce the number of firefighters at the Katherine Fire Station from 5 to 2. Your petitioners believe that, with the present rapid growth of Katherine, this decision will lead to a deterioration of fire services in Katherine and an increased danger to life and property. Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly take whatever action is necessary to reverse this decision and to leave Katherine with 5 full-time firefighters. Sealing of Wells Creek Road Mr SMITH (Opposition Leader): Mr Speaker, I present a petition from 86 citizens of the Northern Territory relating to the sealing of the Wells Creek Road. The petition bears the Clerk's certificate that it conforms with the requirements of standing orders. I move that the petition be read. Motion agreed to; petition read. To the honourable Speaker and members of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory, the humble petition of the undersigned citizens of the Northern Territory respectfully showeth that, because of 3 new subdivisions, an increased volume of traffic is now using the Wells Creek Road and the surface is rapidly deteriorating and becoming hazardous for residents and causing damage and excessive wear and tear to vehicles. Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Assembly will authorise sealing of the Wells Creek Road and your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. LETTER FROM DEPUTY PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN Mr SPEAKER: Honourable members, I have received a letter from the Official Secretary to His Honour the Administrator advising of the receipt by His Excellency, the Governor-General, of the following response from the Deputy Private Secretary to Her Majesty the Queen to the expression of loyalty from the members of the Legislative Assembly to Her Majesty: My dear Governor-General, I am commanded by the Queen to ask you to convey her sincere thanks to the Speaker and members of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly for their kind message of loyal greetings which Her Majesty received with much pleasure. Yours sincerely, Robin Fellows. 786


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