Page 3609 - Week 13 - Tuesday, 16 October 1990

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Tuesday, 16 October 1990


MR SPEAKER (Mr Prowse) took the chair at 2.30 pm and read the prayer.


MR SPEAKER: I wish to inform members of the presence in the gallery of His Worship the Mayor of Ottawa, Mr James Durrell. On behalf of members I bid him a warm welcome.


The Clerk: The following petitions have been lodged for presentation, and copies will be referred to the appropriate Ministers.

Education Cuts

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 your petitioners are strongly opposed to cuts to the ACT education budget for the 1990-1991 financial year;

that education should be given the highest priority in the allocation of funds since society as a whole benefits from a healthy education system;

that the present high standard of education in the ACT cannot be maintained if further cuts are implemented;

that additional revenue be raised to fund the ACT education system adequately by the introduction of progressive and equitable rates, charges or taxes which are determined by full consultation with the ACT community.

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