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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . .

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I do not think there is anything more that I wish to add. I said at the end of my presentation of this motion that I commend the motion to the Assembly. I say once again that Mr Barr could play a very big part in this. I have called on Mr Barr a number of times to follow the example of his predecessor, Katy Gallagher, when she was Chief Minister and health minister, who saw the flaw in the system regarding nurses in special needs schools. The only special needs school that did not have a nurse was Woden. Ms Gallagher saw the inequity in that situation. She stepped in, Chief Minister, and changed that. And for once in a long time we had nurses in every special school. Minister Barr, you have the opportunity—

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot, I have reminded you repeatedly to address your remarks to the chair, not to the MLAs opposite.

MR DOSZPOT: Madam Assistant Speaker, through you, Mr Barr, the Chief Minister, has the opportunity to look at the situation. He must understand that we need to get some sanity regarding the changes that have been promulgated by the current Minister for Health and the current minister for education. Through you, Madam Assistant Speaker, Minister Barr needs to bite the bullet on this issue and, at the very least, support the motion that we have moved. We cannot support the amendment, for all the reasons I have mentioned. (Time expired.)

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Fitzharris Mr Gentleman Mr Rattenbury

Noes 7: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Drugs—policy

MR HANSON (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (4.23): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the use of the drug ice (crystal methamphetamine) is having a huge impact in Australia and the ACT is not immune;


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