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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (22 March) . . Page.. 1134..


MR SPEAKER: Ms Bresnan, a supplementary.

MS BRESNAN: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, if it was completed, why has it not been made public?

MS GALLAGHER: I will have to take that on notice, I think. The last discussion I had was, I think, that it was nearing completion. I will take further advice and come back to you. My intention was always to make that information available when it was completed. It has been heavily consulted upon.

Members interjecting—

MS GALLAGHER: It is difficult to answer the question, Mr Speaker. It was heavily consulted on. We had a lot of stakeholder engagement. The intention was always to make that report available to the community. I will just have to chase up where it is up to.

MS LE COUTEUR: Supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, can you advise: how much did the study cost?

MS GALLAGHER: I will have to take that on notice, Ms Le Couteur, but I am very happy to provide that information.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary, Ms Hunter.

MS HUNTER: Minister, have the key stakeholders, parents, carers and young people who were consulted during this study been made aware of any of the outcomes or processes to date? If not, can you give a reason as to why not?

MS GALLAGHER: I am going to have to take that question on notice. I know that it has been a very collaborative piece of work that was undertaken. I am just trying to recall whether it has been finalised. It might be just that is in those final stages now. I will just have to take some further advice on it. I do apologise.

Schools—Taylor primary school

MRS DUNNE: My question is to the minister for education. Reports on Taylor primary school suggest the damage is more widespread than first hoped or thought. In the event that the school does not reopen in term 2, will the school continue to accept new enrolments for the remainder of this year and for preschool and kindergarten classes for 2013?

DR BOURKE: I thank the member for her question and her concern for the Taylor school community. I have not been advised by the directorate on that matter but I have no reason to think—why not? I think they would be taking enrolments. Why wouldn't they?


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