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despite many approaches to the Minister and Department. On current Departmental capacity calculations, increasing enrolments has seen specialist teaching rooms converted to classrooms. In 2021 the French room was converted in this way. These calculations could see other specialist spaces like the library and multi-function rooms converted to classrooms. This would lead to a major loss of learning opportunities.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the Government to:
1. Immediately conduct and complete a building condition report of Lyneham Primary School, to identify areas of high risk and undertake a risk-based program of maintenance.
2. Accept and implement the recommendations in the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Education and Community Inclusion Report - Managing ACT School Infrastructure, May 2022.
3. Remove all library and specialist teaching facilities from school capacity calculations.
Pursuant to standing order 99A, the petitions, having more than 500 signatories, were referred to the Standing Committee on Education and Community Inclusion.
Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021—oppose—petition 22-22
By Mr Hanson, from 361 residents:
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory
This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:
1. There is a bill before the assembly to decriminalise small quantities of hard drugs, namely; ice, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines.
2. Your petitioners fear that this bill, as currently worded will lead to an increase in hard drug use, especially by young people
Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to not proceed with this bill and if it is brought on for debate vote against it and instead improve rehabilitation facilities for drug users and fund a comprehensive education campaign to warn people, especially young people of the dangers involved in taking illicit drugs.
The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and referred to the appropriate ministers for response pursuant to standing order 100, the petitions were received.
The following responses to petitions have been lodged: