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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 12 Hansard (22 November) . . Page.. 3754..


Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

Standing orders—suspension

Motion (by Ms MacDonald ) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Assembly proceeding to a vote on notice No 2, private members' business.

Question put:

That Ms MacDonald's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 10

Noes 7

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Burke

Mr Smyth

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Dunne

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Corbell

Ms MacDonald

Mr Mulcahy

Dr Foskey

Ms Porter

Mr Pratt

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Mr Seselja

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion agreed to.

Schools—closures

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (12.14): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the contribution made by ACT preschools to early childhood education;

(2) recognises that preschool education in the ACT has always been provided via a unique and historic collaboration between government and individual parent associations;

(3) further:

(a) recognises that individual parent associations are an essential prerequisite for the establishment and operation of preschools in the ACT; and

(b) notes that the current proposal called Towards 2020 proposes to make small savings to the education budget by closing 22 of the ACT's preschools;


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