SYDNEY WATER SUPPLY CONTAMINATION
My question without notice is addressed to the Minister for Education and Training. If Sydney Water is supposed to reimburse schools for water purchased during the prolonged water crisis, why did the Minister tell a school in Sydney’s west yesterday that it had to use its education funds for the purpose?
The Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning dealt with this matter in the House this morning. The Minister gave an undertaking that the policy in relation to schools being compensated for water used remains. I confirm that that is the case. The point I made yesterday in relation to schools was that it is ludicrous for any school to be considering charging students 5¢ a cup for water when the school has $144,000 in the bank.