Page 1405 - Week 04 - Wednesday, 28 March 2012

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It is past time where, really, we should have had far more information out in the public arena, and that is why I have put forward this motion today. I understand the government will be making an amendment but that they are supporting the motion. Mr Doszpot will also be making an amendment and supporting the motion. I truly hope that will ensure that the information gets out sooner rather than later. Although there is a date of 1 May, I urge the government to get this information out as soon as possible. I would hope you have an announcement ready for the next couple of weeks so that it can go on to the standing committee for that investigation.

I asked a series of questions recently, and I referred to one earlier. Another one I asked was whether the new model will be referred to the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs for further inquiry. The response from Dr Bourke was that there is already a reference before the Standing Committee on Education, Training and Youth Affairs. I read that to mean that this model is already captured by that previous referral to the standing committee. Just to make sure, I have put that into my motion, and that is why you have a revised motion in front of you. I have added in there:

… make public the details of the proposed model, including the anticipated governance structures and the student enrolment processes of the collaborative venture between the University of Canberra and the CIT by 1 May 2012.

We need the full details of this model. We need to be able to have that public debate. This may mean quite a change in the way courses are delivered. It may mean quite a change to the way students are going to experience that delivery of courses. That is why it is important that we get it out in the public, that it is inquired into by the Assembly and that people out there are able to participate.

Debate interrupted in accordance with standing order 74 and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour.

Sitting suspended from 12.23 to 2 pm.

Questions without notice


MR SESELJA: My question is to the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development. Minister, how long has the government been planning housing for the suburb of Throsby, when did this planning begin and how many blocks were planned for the suburb originally?

MR CORBELL: I would have to take on notice the exact time frame for the planning of Throsby. As Mr Seselja should be aware, whole-of-Gungahlin planning has been in process for an extended period of time as you build a whole new town centre. In relation to the specific detail Mr Seselja is seeking, I would need to seek some advice, including advice from the Economic Development Directorate, who are responsible for land release.

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