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Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Page: 11262

Mr STEPHEN SMITH (Minister for Foreign Affairs) (3:49 PM) —I move:

That, in accordance with section 5 of the Parliament Act 1974, the House approves the following proposal for work in the Parliamentary Zone which was presented to the House on 12 August 2009, namely: additional security cameras in the Parliamentary precinct.

This motion is seeking approval of the parliament to install an additional 31 external CCTV cameras in the parliamentary precincts. In 2007, security consultants conducted a comprehensive review of security arrangements in the parliamentary precincts. The final report recommended that additional cameras be installed in some locations. I am advised that design integrity issues have been considered as part of the project and the proposed instalment.

Under section 5 of the Parliament Act 1974, the Presiding Officers are responsible for works within the parliamentary precincts and the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local government is responsible for other works in the Parliamentary Zone. Accordingly, Mr Speaker, this motion is moved on your behalf and on behalf of the President. I commend the motion to the House.

Question agreed to.