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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 10 Hansard (17 October) . . Page.. 3104..


We strongly urge the Assembly to keep Chifley Pre-School open because it is a valued community asset and established educational facility for the ACT community. Help the Chifley Pre-School Parent Association Committee ensure a viable and valued pre-school remains open and available to Woden residents well into the future.

Schools—closures

By Ms MacDonald, from 475 residents:

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

This petition draws to the attention of the Assembly that these residents of the ACT are strongly opposed to the ACT Government's proposal to close Melrose Primary School in Chifley.

Melrose Primary School has a proven reputation for providing quality primary school education with strong emphases on environmental studies. It forms an essential part of the community within Chifley and surrounding suburbs.

In partnership with the YMCA, the school provides additional opportunities and learning paths to Chifley Preschool, Melrose Primary School and Melrose High.

We implore the Assembly allow Melrose Primary School to remain open.

Hospitals—pay parking

By Mr Smyth, from 525 residents:

To the speaker and members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory, this petition of certain residents of the ACT draws to the attention of the assembly the following:

Your petitioners request the assembly to reconsider the imposition of paid parking and parking restrictions on patients, and visitors of patients, and workers of the Canberra Hospital, and the businesses on or near the hospital precinct.

The institution of paid parking will deter users of The Canberra Hospital emergency department from attending and using the Valley Medical Centre as an alternative to casualty for general practitioner medical illnesses. Thereby the Valley Medical Centre will be prevented from assisting in he reduction of the demand on The Canberra Hospital emergency department.

The Clerk having announced that the terms of the petitions would be recorded in Hansard and a copy of each referred to the appropriate minister, the petitions were received.

Legal Affairs—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 33

MR SESELJA (Molonglo): I present the following report:


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