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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . . Page.. 1133..

MR SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot, a supplementary question.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, will the current transport arrangements for Taylor primary students continue for as long as required and at no cost to parents?

DR BOURKE: I thank the member for his question. The current transport arrangements are planned to continue for the rest of this term. I understand that there is further advice coming to me with regard to a survey of the parents and their needs and wishes with regard to possible transport next term, depending on when the school is going to be reopened.

MR SMYTH: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, do you agree with the views of the departmental officers quoted in the Southside Chronicle article?

DR BOURKE: I thank the member for his question. I note that the view was that it "may", as I recall from—

Mr Doszpot: Twelve months, I think it said.

DR BOURKE: May; it may be 12 months. Indeed, it may be 12 months, Mr Speaker.

MR COE: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, why will you not provide certainty to parents of students at the school and commit to providing transport for as long as it is required?

DR BOURKE: As I previously said, a parents survey is being conducted to determine the desires of parents for the transportation of their children to Namadgi school. This is something that we really want to know. We want to know what the parents want without imposing something on them.

Healthy young people feasibility study

MS BRESNAN: My question is to the Minister for Health and relates to the ACT healthy young people feasibility study. Minister, can you advise if the ACT healthy young people feasibility study, funded from the ACT government's 2009-12 healthy kids, healthy future budget, was completed in 2011, as advised on the ACT Health website?

MS GALLAGHER: I thank Ms Bresnan for the question. I was briefed last year on it. I do not believe I have seen the final, but I will check. I have certainly been briefed on it. It was heading towards completion at that point.

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