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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008-2009 Week 1 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 207..


Mr Seselja: The question was very specifically about delivering infrastructure on time. He is not addressing that either by way of comparison or in any other way and so he is not directly answering the question.

MR SPEAKER: Chief Minister, come directly to the point.

MR STANHOPE: I will, as I have. I am very pleased with our record over this last year of a massive—and I think this goes to the point—infrastructure program, unmatched, unparalleled, in the history of self-government: over $340 million delivered over this last year, and we will deliver more in this period.

In the context of Alexander Maconochie, it was delivered on budget and it was delivered on time. In the context of that we do remember the continuing campaign by the Liberal Party. Actually, Gary Humphries supported it and endorsed it, and every Liberal since Gary Humphries has opposed it. In which election campaign did the Liberals promise the prison? It was quite remarkable the imperatives of politics and the change in whim—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Chief Minister, we have spoken about this a couple of times already.

MR STANHOPE: Yes, I think I have made the point: this government has a proud record of delivering infrastructure, a record year over the last year. In a single year we delivered more capital than the Liberal Party delivered in its entire last term of government.

MR SPEAKER: Members, I draw your attention to the presence in the gallery of Ms Dundas, a former member of the Assembly, and on behalf of all members I extend a warm welcome to Ms Dundas.

Schools—enrolments

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Minister for Education and Training. Minister, yesterday, in answer to my question on enrolments at Kingsford Smith school, you stated:

Every parent was given advice of provisional enrolment when they approached the school.

Parents have advised us that they were not given adequate notice of provisional enrolment at Kingsford Smith school. As a result of this failure, some students cannot now enrol in their preferred units at their existing school because they are already full. One student had to enrol in sewing because that was the only remaining elective course available. Minister, why weren't parents given adequate advice of provisional enrolment when they approached the school?

MR BARR: In response to that, it is obviously a matter of interpretation as to what constitutes adequate advice. People will have differing views on that. The advice I have been provided by the school and by the education department was that they were


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