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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 6 Hansard (12 May) . .

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Mr Hanson: Because it's a lie, isn't it? Because it's a lie.

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! Sit down; I do not need your assistance, thank you, Dr Bourke. Firstly, it is not parliamentary to make an assertion that someone has told a lie; so, Mr Hanson, withdraw.

Mr Hanson: I withdraw.

MADAM SPEAKER: I also just put on the record my disapproval of people who knowingly and with full forethought make unparliamentary statements and withdraw in the next breath so that they can get it on the record. That is not parliamentary and I will look at other ways of dealing with that.

Education—capital works program

MR COE: My question is to the minister for education. Minister, what is the approval process for engaging tradespeople for minor capital works in ACT public schools? Further to this, who is responsible for ensuring that the works are carried out according to specifications?

MS BURCH: That would depend on the work that is being undertaken. Either it would be supported through a central function of ETD or it would be administered by the local school.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, what process is required for principals to notify your directorate of minor capital works being undertaken at their schools?

MS BURCH: Again, that would depend on the type of work. But if Mr Coe is after more detail, I am quite happy to get some advice and bring back something to the Assembly.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, is anyone in your directorate required to inspect minor capital works at schools once they are completed to see if they are fit for purpose?

MS BURCH: That would depend on the type of work. You could replace a tap or you could replace a window and they would be different responses, I am sure.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, what is the process for asset acceptance and what is the process for registering capital works as assets?

MS BURCH: As I am coming back with some other detail, I will add that to it.


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