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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 15 Hansard (13 December) . . Page.. 4765..


MS MacDONALD (continuing):

P to 10 schools in the territory had even been contemplated. I assume that the Liberal Party took into account that timely and important information when they built the K to 10 school at Amaroo.

The final web site is from the Association of Independent Schools of Queensland. Given that we are here today discussing a government school in the ACT, I am sure that article would be very illuminating for interested parents. The bibliography of that article demonstrates Mrs Dunne's laziness. It lists two of the other four American articles listed in Mrs Dunne's email. Mrs Dunne has not even done her own research. She has effectively read one article from the Association of Independent Schools-

MR SPEAKER: Order! The time allotted for the discussion of this matter has concluded.

Mrs Dunne: Mr Speaker, in accordance with standing order 47, I seek to explain how I have been misquoted and misunderstood.

MR SPEAKER: There is no question before the house, Mrs Dunne.

Mrs Dunne: In the MPI debate, I was misquoted-

MR SPEAKER: There is no question before the house. There has to be a question before the house.

Mrs Dunne: Okay, I will bring it up in the adjournment debate.

Mr Stefaniak: That is an interesting precedent.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stefaniak interjects that it is an interesting precedent.

Mrs Dunne: No, it is actually a fair ruling.

MR SPEAKER: Take a look at the standing orders, Mr Stefaniak.

Planning and Environment-Standing Committee

Report 19

Debate resumed.

MR SESELJA (Molonglo) (4.54): I would like to say a few words about both the report itself and some of my dissenting comments. Firstly, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the committee secretary, Hanna Jaireth, who did a very good job, as usual, on the annual reports report. I know that members of the committee value her very hard work. We always find her to be very professional in her dealings. I put that on the record.

I find myself in the odd position of agreeing with Mr Gentleman. Mr Gentleman spoke earlier this morning about how the committee worked reasonably constructively together on the preparation of this report. I agree with him on that. The main report is not bad. I have highlighted areas where it does not go far enough or where I disagree with some of the recommendations. I have outlined that in my additional comments.


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