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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 7 Hansard (15 August) . . Page.. 2125..


Mr Smyth: On a point of order-

MR SPEAKER: If you are going to try to use points of order to avoid this question being put, you are wasting your time. I am not going to allow that to happen.

Question put:

That the question be now put.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes 9

Noes 6

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Dunne

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Corbell

Ms Porter

Mr Pratt

Dr Foskey

Mr Stanhope

Mr Seselja

Ms Gallagher

Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Question put:

That Mr Stefaniak's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes 6

Noes 9

Mrs Dunne

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Pratt

Mr Corbell

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Dr Foskey

Mr Stanhope

Mr Smyth

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the negative.

Sitting suspended from 12.24 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

Schools-closures

MR STEFANIAK: My question is to the minister for education. I refer to comments by your colleague Ms MacDonald at the recent Labor Party conference about the government's plans to close 39 schools. She said:

I do not believe that this process ... could have been handled any worse than this Minister has done.

Why have you handled this process so badly?


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