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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (Tuesday, 20 September 2011) . . Page.. 4010 ..

actions was to move away from the established process, the process that has served us very well. That is why I am moving this motion this morning, and I thank members for their support.

Question put:

That Mr Smyth’s motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 6

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Coe

Mr Rattenbury

Dr Bourke

Mr Doszpot

Mr Seselja

Ms Burch

Mrs Dunne

Mr Smyth

Mr Corbell

Ms Hunter

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Hargreaves) agreed to:

That leave of absence be granted to Ms Porter for this sitting week due to her attendance at a CPA Seminar in Brisbane.


The following petition was lodged for presentation, by Mr Doszpot, from 621 residents:

Arawang primary school—petition No 126


This petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that:

The Arawang Primary School has announced plans to move their Early Intervention Unit from the Waramanga Pre-school campus to the Weston Pre-School campus from 2012 onwards, displacing half of Weston Pre-Schools’ enrolments to the Waramanga campus. This decision was made by the Arawang Principal and Primary School board without any consultation with the Weston Creek community, part-way through the pre-school enrolment process for 2012.

For many families this change at such a late stage has caused serious disruption and upset for parents who have made enrolment decisions based on the belief their child would be able to attend the Weston Campus.

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