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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 10 Hansard (29 August) . . Page.. 3045..

Attendance rates

Through the recording of attendances on the MAZE administration system in all government schools, more accurate data on attendances is available. With the combined work of schools and the indigenous education unit staff, the average attendance rates for indigenous students are improving in both primary and high schools.

Finally, Mr Corbell would like to emphasise the importance of this report. It demonstrates that the government is implementing effective programs that are addressing the needs of indigenous students. The department will continue to work with the indigenous community and the Indigenous Education Consultative Body to ensure further improvement in the performance of indigenous education.

I commend the report to the Assembly.

Mr Speaker, I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Debate (on motion by Mr Pratt ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Land acquisition

Paper and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Affairs and Minister for Women): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following paper:

Lands Acquisition Act, pursuant to section 32-Statement of Acquisition of the parcel of land described as block 14, section 6, Division of Kingston in relation to the future development of the boat harbour at the Kingston Foreshore Development, dated 12 August 2002.

I ask for leave to make a statement.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: Mr Speaker, I present this statement on behalf of the executive. It outlines details of the recent acquisition by the executive of the parcel of land described as block 14 section 6 division of Kingston.

The acquisition was undertaken on 17 May 2002 by agreement with the former lessee of the site, Canberra Tours and Cruises Pty Ltd, in accordance with section 32 of the Lands Acquisition Act 1994. The land has been acquired to make way for the development soon to be undertaken by the Kingston Foreshore Development Authority.

Under section 32 (3) of the act, the executive is required to table a statement describing details of the acquisition within 15 sitting days of the agreement being made.

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