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Meegan's Speeches

Speech - End of Year 2015

I am pleased to reflect on the past year this evening in the chamber, a year which has changed my life in many ways. It was an honour to join the Assembly following Katy Gallagher’s move to the Senate, and I thank her for her dedication to her city and her continued effort to make Canberra a better place.

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Speech - Hibberson Street survey results

I rise to inform the Assembly tonight of the results from my survey on Hibberson Street in the Gungahlin town centre, which closed last week—the survey that is, not the street. In August I launched a survey to see what people think of Hibberson Street and whether it should be closed to traffic.

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Speech - Vocational Education and Training in Canberra

I am very pleased to be able to move this motion today on vocational education and training in the ACT. As we recently heard from the minister, many advances have been made in this sector.

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Speech - Amaroo Scout Group

I was lucky enough to have the Amaroo Scout Group come to the Assembly. Around 25 enthusiastic members of the Amaroo Scout Group attended with their leaders. Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for your welcome to them in the chamber.

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Speech - Community councils

As a former executive member of the Gungahlin Community Council— perhaps the only MLA in this place who has been a former executive member of a community council—I am very pleased to talk about this today.

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Speech - Abortion privacy zones

I would like to say a few words today about this legislation which responds to concerns about protests outside approved health facilities in the ACT that provide pregnancy terminations. This is an issue I have given careful consideration to.

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Speech - Parliament of Youth on Sustainability

I rise tonight to speak about a meeting I held in my capacity as Chair of the Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services committee with student ministers from the Parliament of Youth on Sustainability. The Parliament of Youth on Sustainability is an initiative held by SEE-Change where 162 students from 24 schools in the ACT this year gathered to present and debate their green paper proposals to tackle climate change.

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Speech - Animal welfare and the RSPCA

I am pleased to rise today to speak about animal welfare in the ACT and also the role played by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the RSPCA, in the context of our legal framework. Animal welfare is, of course, broader than the maintenance and care for companion animals, but in Canberra’s largely urban environment pets are generally what we think of when we think of animal welfare in the ACT.

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Speech - Public transport

I thank Dr Bourke for moving this motion today. Public transport is clearly a key priority for the Barr Labor government. The benefits of public transport are well known and range from environmental and financial benefits to social and health benefits.

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Speech - Building (Loose-fill Asbestos Eradication) Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

It was one year ago this week that the ACT government initiated the loose-fill asbestos insulation eradication scheme.

 

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