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21 October, 2011
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Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: […] Earlier this year I think I raised with the minister in this place—or I wrote him a letter—the example of a crossing in my electorate on Lakes Road, which is a very busy road that is becoming increasingly busy. Unfortunately, the crossing guard had left, and the regime of training up someone else had taken two or three weeks before we could get someone permanently into that place. […] However, we even had parents who wanted to act as crossing guards and one morning I actually escorted kids across the road before realising that I was essentially exposing myself legally if something happened.

Several members interjected.

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: I took some kids across the road because no-one else was there—no crossing guard, no policeman or policewoman. However, in escorting three or four kids across the road, I realised that I had exposed myself to a legal —

Several members interjected.

Ms J.M. Freeman: It is the wrong word. I had made myself vulnerable —

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: Well I had! But okay, that is your minds going there!

Subject: School Crosswalks [Legislative Assembly – Motion]

Date: 7 September 2011

Hansard reference: p. 6980 [online (pdf)]

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