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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 12 Hansard (20 November) . . Page.. 3878 ..

MR DE DOMENICO (continuing):

Based on that, the code of conduct was issued to the community. There has been 18 months of consultation as well, Ms Horodny, getting to the stage of introducing legislation in this place in the next day or so. Can I suggest that you have a look at that legislation before you do anything else. If you want another briefing before the legislation comes in, we will give you another briefing. The Government will continue to book any vehicle - whether it is a car, a truck, a trailer, a caravan or anything else - that is parked in a way that is dangerous to the community. That will continue to happen. That is continuing to happen, Ms Horodny. We will also make sure that people - - -

Ms Follett: If you can get them to come out. They do not come out on weekends, for instance, do they?

MR DE DOMENICO: They do go out on weekends sometimes, Ms Follett.

Ms Follett: No, they do not.

MR DE DOMENICO: They do go out on weekends, Ms Follett. Ms Horodny, the traffic people always do their job to the best of their ability, and they will continue to do so.

Copland College

MR WOOD: Mr Speaker, my question is to Mr Stefaniak, the Minister for Education. Minister, what plans have you put in place to ensure that Copland College remains open, following the closure of Charnwood High School and a decrease in enrolments at the college?

MR STEFANIAK: Mr Wood, I am pleased to say that the college has actually conducted a very good campaign this year, and certainly the teachers and the students have generated a fair bit of interest in their college. I have seen some excellent posters which have been put up around the place. They have had a quite good response. One of the problems there, Mr Wood, is that, whilst there have been declining numbers, it is a very large catchment area. There are something like 1,400 students or potential students in the catchment area, and about 28 or 30 per cent in the catchment area actually go to Copland College. There are a number of students who come from outside the area to Copland College, which I suppose is pleasing; but the big thing, obviously, for Copland is to ensure that they get more students from their own catchment area. It is a very good college, Mr Wood. It has a very good reputation.

Mr Berry: Charnwood High School was a very good school, too.

MR STEFANIAK: You should have done something about that, Mr Berry. You had about four or five years - - -

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