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Notice given 22 October 2002

222  Senator Allison: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the Gembrook Primary School has for the past 100 years had only two permanent classrooms, even when the school population has been around 300,

(ii) the Gembrook Primary School population has been around 170 children for the past 3 years and is increasing each year,

(iii) the Victorian State Government’s school infrastructure policy for the ratio of permanent and portable classrooms is 80:20,

(iv) the Victorian State Government does not provide funding for the maintenance of portable classrooms, instead replacing them when the repair bill is more than 5 per cent of the cost of replacement, and

(v) as a result the Gembrook Primary School, receives no maintenance funding for most of its classrooms;

(b) calls on the Victorian State Government to provide Gembrook Primary School with four new permanent classrooms, bringing the capacity of its permanent classrooms to 150;

(c) recognises that there are many thousands of students housed in inadequate portable classrooms Australia-wide; and

(d) calls on the Federal Government to provide more funds for urgently needed, basic capital works in government schools.

On 12 November 2002

Business of the Senate—Orders of the Day

Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the Transport Safety Investigation Bill 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Superannuation—Select Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Choice of Superannuation Funds) Bill 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

*3  Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee

Report to be presented on the provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Improved Protection for Victorian Workers) Bill 2002. ( Referred pursuant to Selection of Bills Committee report .)

Government Business—Order of the Day

Transport Safety Investigation Bill 2002

Transport Safety Investigation (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2002— ( Special Minister of State, Senator Abetz )

Second reading—Adjourned debate ( adjourned, Senator Ludwig, 15 October 2002 ).

General Business—Notice of Motion