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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 2 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 376..


MR BARR: The government makes these decisions annually in the budget process. If Mr Seselja is still in the Assembly by that time, he will be informed at that point.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Ms Porter.

MS PORTER: Can the Treasurer tell us what he thinks about the importance of long-term investment in the ACT with regard to infrastructure?

MADAM SPEAKER: I have to rule it out of order because you are asking for an expression of opinion.

Ms Porter: Was I?

MADAM SPEAKER: You asked, Ms Porter, what the Treasurer thought would be a good idea, and that is asking for an expression of opinion.

Schools—Taylor Primary School

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Minister for Education and Training and it concerns Taylor primary and pre-school. Minister, what are the current arrangements for children enrolled as Taylor school students and how long will these arrangements last?

MADAM SPEAKER: I am sorry, Mr Doszpot. I did not hear the question and I need to actually be able to hear it so I can determine whether it is in order and whether members are answering concisely and directly.

MR DOSZPOT: I take pleasure in repeating it.

MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you. I really did not hear it. So can you speak up.

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Minister for Education and Training and it concerns Taylor primary and pre-school. What are the current arrangements for children enrolled as Taylor school students and how long will these arrangements last?

MS BURCH: I thank Mr Doszpot for his question. The arrangements for children at Taylor pre-school are that they are currently undertaking their education at Namadgi. Arrangements have been put in place for, in many ways, separated school and play areas for those schools. My understanding is that there are transport arrangements from Mt Taylor for those parents who find it more suitable for transport to pick up from Mt Taylor school rather than Namadgi.

There are other arrangements also around communication with parents about the upgrades and the ongoing work that is happening at Taylor school. That will occur over this year. It is quite a significant parcel of work, Mr Doszpot. We made a commitment that the school would be open again for 2014 and there is nothing in front of me to say that we will not meet that. It is a big parcel of work and it is progressing as far as I understand according to what we expect and hope.


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