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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2355..


MS BRESNAN: Minister, will you consider expanding the 40 kilometre per hour trial which has occurred at Woden and Gungahlin to community centres and areas around aged care facilities?

MR BARR: I will take some advice on that matter. It is possible, obviously, to extend trials but that is not of itself a difficult task. One would need to ascertain the evaluation, of course, of the initial trial before making decisions to extend further.

MR SPEAKER: Supplementary, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, will you review those crossings near aged care facilities and report back to the Assembly on the suitability of the timings of the lights?

MR BARR: That is a reasonable request and, yes, I am happy to undertake that review.

Communication and social awareness playgroups

MS HUNTER: My question is to the Minister for Education and Training and relates to the communication and social awareness playgroup program. Minister, the Education and Training Directorate's website describes the communication and social awareness playgroups as being part of the directorate's support programs for students with disabilities. Can you advise the Assembly of the current location of funding arrangements for the communication and social awareness playgroups?

DR BOURKE: I thank the member for her question and her capacity to drill into the website to find this particular area. No doubt I will be able to take this on notice and provide her with the information that she requires.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Hunter, a supplementary question.

MS HUNTER: Minister, if this program was trialled under new arrangements in 2011, what was the outcome of that trial and will you make public any review or evaluation?

DR BOURKE: I will take the member's question on notice.

MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, if this program is no longer provided by the Education and Training Directorate, was the program put out for tender?

DR BOURKE: This is an extremely detailed matter. If the Greens party does want a briefing on that, perhaps we could have arranged that for them rather than trying to come down and ambush me in question time by asking extremely detailed questions to which I do not have the answers at my fingertips. I will take it on notice.

Ms Bresnan: On a point of order, Mr Speaker—


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