Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 1 Hansard (21 February) . . Page.. 89 ..
MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.
The Clerk: The following petition has been lodged for presentation:
By Ms McRae, from 281 residents, requesting that the Assembly take immediate action to provide after-school care for all children throughout the year.
The terms of this petition will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate Minister.
The petition read as follows:
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory:
The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly that children up to 18 years of age with a disability require After-School Care supported by an adequate number of qualified support workers throughout the year, particularly during school holiday periods.
Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to take immediate action to stop this discrimination and provide care for all children.