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Wednesday, 8 August 1990


MR ACTING SPEAKER (Mr Stefaniak) took the chair at 10.30 am and read the prayer.


The Clerk: The following petitions have been lodged for presentation and a copy will be referred to the appropriate Minister.

Royal Canberra Hospital

To the members of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly in parliament as assembled.

The signatures contained herein from the constituents of the ACT respectfully showeth that the decision to close Royal Canberra Hospital should be reversed and that it should be upgraded to its former excellent standard for the people of Canberra and your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

by Ms Follett (from 4,390 citizens).

School Closures

To the Speaker and members of the Legislative Assembly

for the Australian Capital Territory

The petition of certain residents of the ACT (Students of Government Schools) draws to the attention of the Assembly that we, the undersigned, object to the ACT Government's proposal to:

a. Cut the ACT Education budget

b. Close ACT Government Schools and

c. Refuse public comment on specific school closures.

Your petitioners therefore req uest the Assembly to:

a. Review the criteria in reference to the closure of ACT Government schools and specifically how these closures will affect the quality of education in the ACT

b. Not alter the present education system

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