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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 10 Hansard (12 October) . . Page.. 2919 ..

Tuesday, 12 October 1999


MR SPEAKER (Mr Cornwell) took the chair at 10.30 am 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 petitions have been lodged for presentation:

By Mr Hird , from 98 residents, requesting that the Assembly provide sufficient resources to support public education to reduce class sizes; allow successful integration of disabled students; improve community-based support to young children and families in crisis; support students "at risk" in high schools; improve the standards of school facilities; improve curriculum and teaching practices; and provide adequate teaching salaries.

By Mr Hird , from 480 residents, requesting that the Assembly gives favourable consideration to the Development Application and Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No. 94: Red Hill section 56 block 1 (Federal Golf Club).

The terms of these petitions will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate Ministers

Public Education System


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:

The ACT public education system delivers a vital service to over 70% of the student population in our community.

The ACT public education system has been inadequately resourced for many years.

The ACT public education system, together with all other States and the Northern Territory, has in recent years come under unprecedented attack by the Federal Government.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to support public education in the ACT by providing sufficient resources to:

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