Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 10 April 2008) . . Page.. 1342 ..
MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella) (5.53): I thought I would say a couple of brief words on this inquiry and the report. As Ms Porter has already indicated, it was quite a long inquiry, and I must say I learnt a lot out of this process and I saw some fantastic results in areas where RJ has been put in place.
I am sure Ms Porter has mentioned it, but one of the really key and exceptional areas was Charnwood school. There has been a change in people wanting to go to Charnwood school. A few years ago it was very difficult to get people to go there. Now, with an increased participation in this RJ process, there is a line-up of people wanting to go to that school. It is a much better place to be.
Apart from that, I think that Ms Porter has indicated all of the feeling that I wanted to put forward. But I do want to thank Ms Porter and my previous committee colleagues and current committee colleagues for their time during the inquiry and reporting period, especially the various committee secretaries who put in so much work during that time.
Debate (on motion by Mr Corbell) adjourned to the next sitting.
Estimates 2008-2009—Select Committee
MR SPEAKER: I have been notified in writing of the following nominations for the membership of the Select Committee on Estimates 2008-2009: Mrs Dunne, Mr Gentleman, Ms MacDonald, Ms Porter and Mr Smyth.
Motion (by Mr Corbell) agreed to:
That the Members so nominated be appointed as members of the Select Committee on Estimates 2008-2009.
Discussion of matter of public importance
MR SPEAKER: I have received letters from Mrs Burke, Mrs Dunne, Dr Foskey, Mr Gentleman, Ms MacDonald, Ms Porter, Mr Pratt, Mr Seselja, Mr Smyth and Mr Stefaniak proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, I have determined that the matter proposed by Mr Smyth be submitted to the Assembly, namely:
Homelessness in the ACT.
MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (5.55): Before I commence my speech, I would like to move to suspend the standing orders to allow the successful conclusion of the MPI one hour from this time. I move: