Page 1737 - Week 06 - Wednesday, 8 May 2013

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Mr Rattenbury has paid quite a bit of lip-service to in the past. When it comes down to the crunch—this happens every time—the third-party insurance for the government by the Greens is there in Green bundles.

I await with interest the agreement the Chief Minister comes to on behalf of Canberra schools. I note her assurances that she supports all schools in the ACT. However, those assurances fly in the face of her comments yesterday, from which she has not resiled:

… the base amount in non-government schools would be discounted by parents’ capacity to pay non-government school fees.

That is not what Gonski was proposing, and the Chief Minister is well aware of that. I seek the support of this Assembly for my motion.

Question put:

That the amendments be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mr Barr

Ms Gallagher

Mr Coe

Mr Seselja

Ms Berry

Mr Gentleman

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Mr Corbell

Mrs Jones

Question so resolved in the affirmative

Amendments agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Parking—Erindale group centre

MR SESELJA (Brindabella) (3.43): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) the parking challenges surrounding the Erindale Group Centre;

(b) the significant additional pressure put on this area on Sunday mornings when the Capital Edge Community Church holds their main service;

(c) the concerns raised by Erindale Group Centre business owners and the Capital Edge Community Church about the lack of parking; and

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