Cook Primary School Parents & Citizens Association is dismayed that the large 2007 ACT Budget surplus has confirmed that the ACT Government’s massive program of school closures is unwarranted.
Any competent government would only have opted as a last resort for large scale school closures, with the associated distress and anxiety inflicted across the Canberra community.
Instead, the Stanhope Labor Government has blundered its way through a series of unwawrranted, knee-jerk measures in recent months, on the spurious grounds of averting acute financial collapse in the ACT.
The decisions on cuts to bus services, and hospital pay parking, have been reversed.
We can only hope that the Government will, belatedly, see reason and reverse its appalling school closures decisions.
Debbie Newton, School closures community liaison officer,
7 June 2007