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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3323..


Tuesday, 28 August 2001

The Assembly met at 10.30 am.

(Quorum formed.)

MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Petitions

Education

The following petitions were lodged for presentation:

By Mr Hird , from nine residents:

To the Speaker and members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:

  • The introduction of a $27.4m school bus service is of no educational benefit to ACT students.
  • The funding of this expensive bus scheme will remain an ongoing economic burden to the people of the ACT.
  • The $27.4m cost of the scheme would be far better utilised to improve the quality of educational delivery within the ACT.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to support education in the ACT by redirecting the $27.4m funding, on a needs base into the ACT education sector, with the priority being the reduction of class sizes.

Gungahlin Drive

By Mr Corbell , from 384 residents:

To the Speaker and members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly:

The opposition of Canberra Residents to the Recommendations of the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Services in relation to the Gungahlin Drive Extension and the related Variation 138 for Gungahlin Drive Extension.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to:


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