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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 3 Hansard (20 March) . . Page.. 881..


I commend the review report to the Assembly and move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Debate (on motion by Mr Smyth) adjourned to the next sitting.

Sitting suspended from 12.15 to 2 pm.

Questions without notice

Schools—weapons

MR SESELJA: My question is to the Minister for Education and Training. Minister, in respect of the recent reported incident involving a student at a Canberra high school and the involvement of a weapon, on what date did you first become aware that a police investigation was to be undertaken?

DR BOURKE: I thank the member for his question. It is routine to undertake a police investigation in regard to critical incidents involving weapons in schools, and I was informed of that two hours after the incident took place.

MR SPEAKER: Supplementary, Mr Seselja.

MR SESELJA: Minister, on what date was the police investigation completed?

DR BOURKE: That was on 14 February.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, on what date were you advised of the outcome of that investigation?

DR BOURKE: I have received a number of updates on this particular incident. I do not have the exact date of that notification to hand, but I will inquire and report back shortly.

MR SPEAKER: Supplementary, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, were you satisfied with the outcome?

DR BOURKE: I was satisfied with the outcome of the directorate's handling of this matter.

Lake Ginninderra—waterskiing trial

MS HUNTER: My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services and relates to the waterskiing trial on Lake Ginninderra. Minister, what consultation was undertaken with the Belconnen community before the government made the decision to hold the trial?


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