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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 10 Hansard (25 September) . . Page.. 3702..


MR CORNWELL: I ask a supplementary question, Mr Speaker. Mr Minister, why didn't you know that ACTPLA had imposed these silly conditions before it went before the AAT? Do they operate independently of your responsibility?

Mr Hargreaves: A point of order, Mr Speaker. Wasn't that exactly the same question that Mrs Dunne asked and this minister-

Mrs Dunne: No it wasn't.

Mr Hargreaves: Word for word, Mr Speaker.

Mrs Dunne: No it wasn't, Mr Speaker. On the point of order: I asked about a tennis court at Amaroo.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Mrs Dunne.

Mr Hargreaves: Mr Speaker, my point to you is that both supplementaries were identical.

Mr Cornwell: You play hand tennis in a carport.

Mr Pratt: And you use tennis balls in tennis courts.

MR SPEAKER: Order, members! This is an interesting contest of ideas but, Mr Cornwell, I think the question has already been fully responded to. The minister has indicated that he is going to take the question on notice and get you some information.

Mr Cornwell: As long as he takes the supplementary as well, Mr Speaker, I will be happy.

MR CORBELL: Mr Cornwell asked me in his supplementary question do they operate independently of me. The answer is yes, Mr Cornwell, they do because they are a statutory authority. About six months ago this Assembly passed legislation, Mr Cornwell, which delegated responsibility for development approval from the delegate of the minister to the delegate of the authority. Mr Cornwell, if you were not paying attention or were not awake when we passed that legislation, that is not my problem.

Gungahlin college

MS DUNDAS: Mr Speaker, through you, my question is to the minister for education. Minister, I understand that the first cohort of local Gungahlin students will soon be completing year 10 and hence moving on to year 11. What plans does the ACT government have to build a college in the Gungahlin area?

MS GALLAGHER: At the moment, there are no plans to build a college in Gungahlin. We are presently building a high school; a preschool has just been finished; and the primary school will open next year. The high school will open soon after-I think the year after that. At the present time, there is sufficient capacity in colleges such as


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