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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 12 Hansard (20 November) . . Page.. 3853 ..

MS McRAE (continuing):

I am arguing from the heart for people who have approached me in good faith, not asking for a major revolution, not being critical, not being political, but simply putting to me a case, saying, "Roberta, the P and C council is worried. We are worried. We have specific problems in small schools. These are the sorts of problems that have come up. Yes, the possibility of training is there. Yes, the help team is there. Yes, one day we may see a manual. Yes, the resource agreements may one day be there. We do not have any of these. We are not secure. We are worried about our liabilities and we feel that we need more time". I do not think a more reasonable request could be put up, and I think people ought to consider it very seriously.

Question put:

That the amendment (Ms Tucker's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 10	 NOES, 7

Mr Berry	Mrs Carnell
Ms Follett	Mr Cornwell
Ms Horodny	Mr De Domenico
Ms McRae	Mr Hird
Mr Moore	Mr Humphries
Mr Osborne	Mr Kaine
Ms Reilly	Mr Stefaniak
Ms Tucker
Mr Whitecross
Mr Wood

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

MR SPEAKER: The question now is: That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.

MR MOORE (11.37): Mr Speaker, under standing order 133, I move:

That the question be divided.

One question would then read:

That this Assembly asks the Minister for Education and Training to permit any school or college to phase in the introduction of School Based Management so that it is operative in all schools or colleges from term 2 in 1997 rather than the beginning of the 1997 school year.

The second question would be Ms Tucker's amendment that was just passed by the Assembly.

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