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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 14 Hansard (26 November) . . Page.. 4203..


would support going back. No-one would accept that it was a good model. It was flawed; it was broken. The Gonski model, based on need, was the way forward and the way of assurance for quality funding for our students.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Minister, will you now apply for more funding for the ACT and not sell out as you did to appease the Gillard government?

MS BURCH: There was no sell-out with respect to ACT students. What is a sell-out is Christopher Pyne going in two days before the election and saying he was on a unity ticket, and now there is a question about safe, reliable funding for state schools in the ACT, for Catholic schools in the ACT and for independent schools in the ACT. The only person who has sold out—

Members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order members! I cannot hear Minister Burch.

MS BURCH: The only individual that I have heard who has sold out this week is the federal education minister, Mr Christopher Pyne, who is saying that he will no longer honour a signed Commonwealth of Australia arrangement, and I think that is appalling.

Multicultural affairs—fringe festival

MADAM SPEAKER: Mrs Jones, a question without notice.

MRS JONES: Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Mr Smyth interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Smyth!

Ms Gallagher interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Ms Gallagher! Mrs Jones has the floor.

Ms Gallagher interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mrs Jones, could you sit down, please? Chief Minister, I just called you to order and you immediately said, "Who cares?"I know you were saying that to Mr Smyth—

Ms Gallagher: I was responding to him, which I should not have done.

MADAM SPEAKER: Which you should not have done. I called you to order. You get a lot of latitude in this place but when I call people to order, I expect them to come to order. Mrs Jones has the floor.


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