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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 09 Hansard (Wednesday, 22 August 2018) . . Page.. 3431 ..

from cash and in-kind support from ACT community clubs. Minister, is that support at risk under your proposed changes, and what assurances can you provide schools?

MR RAMSAY: I can give assurances that the government is maximising the benefit to the community out of the changes to the community contributions fund.

MS LEE: After that enlightening response, Minister, what additional requirements will be placed on schools in order for them to continue to receive support from local clubs?

MR RAMSAY: The changes that will come, as we have announced, are that we will continue to refine the community contributions fund. We will not be placing obligations on to the schools or other community groups—

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MR RAMSAY: but it will be refining what the clubs are able to do to make sure that it is maximised for the benefit—

Mr Coe interjecting—

MR RAMSAY: We have seen, as has been stated in this place, some very perverse outcomes that have happened through the community contributions scheme.

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MR RAMSAY: We will make sure that those—

MADAM SPEAKER: Can you resume you seat, please. Mr Hanson and Mr Coe, your colleague at the back could be having difficulty hearing the answer with your chatter. Minister.

Mr Hanson: Just on your guidance there, I do not think it was a ruling, Madam Speaker. You have made much of the House of Representatives Practice and that we take our lead in this chamber from the House of Representatives. I was actually watching the House of Representatives before coming down here and observing the performance—

Members interjecting—

Mr Hanson: I was. I was watching the House of Representatives and I was watching the level of interjection there from the opposition up in the House of Representatives, Madam Speaker. I think you should actually note what happens in the House of Representatives. There is a level of interjection. It is a robust chamber. At times it does require—

MADAM SPEAKER: Is there a point of order or a point—

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