Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 12 Hansard (24 November) . . Page.. 3644 ..
AYES, 8 NOES, 8 Mr Berry Ms Carnell Mr Corbell Mr Cornwell Mr Hargreaves Mr Hird Mr Kaine Mr Humphries Mr Quinlan Mr Moore Mr Stanhope Mr Osborne Ms Tucker Mr Smyth Mr Wood Mr Stefaniak
Question so resolved in the negative, in accordance with standing order 162.
The Clerk: The following petition has been lodged for presentation:
By Mr Hird, from 129 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.
The terms of this petition will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate Minister.
The petition read as follows:
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 per cent of the total 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.