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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (Thursday, 22 September 2011) . . Page.. 4318 ..


MR SPEAKER: Ms Hunter, a supplementary.

MS HUNTER: Minister, when was the new proposed site on Horse Park Drive identified for the purposes of the secondary Catholic school, and what information was provided to the Catholic Education Office about when the site would be available for construction to commence?

MR BARR: I will take that question on notice. I do not have the dates in front of me, but I am sure they will be easily obtainable.

MS LE COUTEUR: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Le Couteur.

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, what undertaking has the government made to the Catholic Education Office in regard to a further alternative site in Gungahlin should the environmental assessments indicate that development on the Throsby site will present insurmountable problems?

MR BARR: The government has committed to work with the Catholic Education Office for the establishment of a Catholic high school in Gungahlin. As Minister for Education and Training, I have approved the Catholic Education Office, by way of registration, to operate such a school and we will work with them to see that come to fruition.

MS BRESNAN: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Bresnan.

MS BRESNAN: Minister, has the government discussed with the Catholic Education Office any criteria that would need to apply to an alternative site in Gungahlin?

MR BARR: Yes, Mr Speaker.

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate—fire management unit

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services. Minister, on 28 June 2011, I asked you a question without notice on a proposal to restructure the fire management unit within your directorate. You noted, in part, that the role of the manager of this unit had changed substantially.

On 29 June 2011, the Assembly agreed to a motion which asked you to report on various matters related to the structure and operations of the fire management unit within TAMS. Minister, what is the status of your report in response to the Assembly’s motion of 29 June asking for certain information about the fire management unit?

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Smyth for the question. My recollection of the Assembly’s resolution is that it required me to report prior to any action being taken


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