School Sites Sales

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SpeakersRhiannon Ms Lee; Della Bosca The Hon John
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    Ms LEE RHIANNON: I direct my question to the Special Minister of State, representing the Minister for Education and Training. Given the strength of community opposition to the sale of eight public school sites and the restructuring of many other public schools in inner Sydney proposed in the department's document entitled "Building Our Future", will the Minister remove the doubt surrounding the status of these proposals? In particular, is it true, as Minister Aquilina has publicly stated, that the proposal is not negotiable or, as the Premier has suggested, is the consultation process currently under way a genuine attempt to involve the affected school communities and teachers in the decision-making process?

    The Hon. J. J. DELLA BOSCA: I will refer the honourable member's question to the Minister for Education and Training for a detailed response.