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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 23 June 2010) . . Page.. 2299 ..


or does not follow these amendments, this part of what will be law, properly, people can take out an ADJR review and do that—

Mrs Dunne: And look what happened at Flynn when they did that.

MS HUNTER: That is an option—

Mr Doszpot interjecting—

MS HUNTER: and that is one that we are aware of. I really felt that it was important.

Opposition members interjecting

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Le Couteur): Members of the opposition, please let Ms Hunter finish her speech.

MS HUNTER: Thank you, Madam Assistant Speaker. I just thought it was important to get down on the record that that was why we did not go down the path of ACAT at this point; it just was not the appropriate avenue.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Planning, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation and Minister for Gaming and Racing) (4.24): The government will support Ms Hunter’s amendment No 2. This inserts into the dictionary a definition of school community and examples of local community. It is a definition that has been the subject of some negotiation, as I understand, but one that does appear to pass a commonsense test—

Mrs Dunne interjecting—

MR BARR: in the definition of school community. Surely, not even you, Mrs Dunne, could find a conspiracy in the definition of school community that is put forward in this particular amendment—surely not even you. But I will—

Mrs Dunne: Basically anything you do I can find a conspiracy in.

MR BARR: Well, there you go. I think that is a pretty sad insight into your state of mind, Mrs Dunne. I look forward to you presenting the conspiracy in relation to clause 7 and the definition of school community. You have the floor.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (4:25): Just on the comments made by Ms Hunter, the idea that—

Mr Barr: Oh, dear.

MRS DUNNE: I will get to you; do not worry.

Mr Barr: You will get to me? Right.

MRS DUNNE: I will do it sequentially. What we have seen here from Ms Hunter at the last is an admission of failure. She has admitted that she tried to think of a way of


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