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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 10 Hansard (15 August) . . Page.. 3116..


We can take the low road, which we saw from those opposite over the last few weeks and today—the cheap shots, the lack of vision and the lack of forethought—or we can take the long-term view for the future of our city so that our children and their children have a transport system that delivers an effective, efficient, reliable and fast choice for them to get around the city, that delivers them the opportunity to live closer to where they work, where there are schools, where there are services, where there are cultural activities or we can simply keep taking the cheap shots we see from those opposite.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, will you guarantee that following the construction of capital metro there will continue to be three lanes for car usage in each direction along Northbourne Avenue?

MR CORBELL: The government will continue to refine its business case in relation to Northbourne Avenue, and the proposal that is put by the government and which is on the public record is for the development of light rail along the median of Northbourne Avenue.

Mr Hanson: A point of order. I am not sure if he has finished and I am too late, but on a point of order on relevance: the question was very specific. It was about whether he would guarantee three lanes or not. The minister did not address that specifically.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Corbell, have you finished answering the question?

Mr Corbell: Yes.

Schools—capacity

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Minister for Education and Training. Minister, during estimates a question on notice was asked about what the school capacity numbers were currently in ACT public high schools and secondary colleges. Your answer was that school capacity numbers for each public high school and secondary college are not produced. Minister, FOI requests have since shown that, contrary to your answer, the Education and Training Directorate does produce numbers for the capacity for ACT public schools. Minister, why did you mislead the committee and will you now apologise and correct the record?

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot, you cannot make an assertion that the minister misled the committee. You may ask whether or not she has misled but you may not make an assertion without a substantive motion.

MR DOSZPOT: My apologies, Madam Speaker. Minister, can you advise: have you misled the committee and will you now apologise if you have and correct the record?

MS BURCH: I thank Mr Doszpot for his question and just remind him that he was not at estimates—


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