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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 05 Hansard (Tuesday, 11 May 1993) . . Page.. 1183 ..


Tuesday, 11 May 1993

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MADAM SPEAKER (Ms McRae) took the chair at 2.30 pm and read the prayer.

PETITIONS

The Clerk: The following petitions have been lodged for presentation:

By Mrs Grassby, from seven residents, requesting that the Assembly reinstate ACT low income earners' entitlements to receive the school clothing allowance and free bus passes for their children, and that the Government engage in proper community consultation as part of a thorough review of both programs.

By Mr Moore, from 696 residents, requesting that the Assembly implement a discount voucher system for parking at the Canberra Institute of Technology, Northside.

The terms of the petitions will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate Minister.

Low Income Families - School Entitlements

The petition read as follows:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory.

The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that the School Clothing Allowance entitlement for low income families administered by the ACT Government has been cancelled and that children of low income earners, who previously received a free school bus pass are no longer provided with one if, for primary school children, they live within one kilometre or, for secondary school children they live within two kilometres, of the school.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to call on the ACT Government to immediately re-instate ACT Low Income Earners entitlements to receive the school clothing allowance and free school bus passes for their children, and further request that the ACT Government engage in a proper community consultation as a part of a thorough review of both programs.


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