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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 2 Hansard (17 February) . . Page.. 664..


When will I receive a reply to my representation on behalf of parents and children who attend Baringa Childcare and who have been unable to enrol their children at Spence Preschool.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The reply was signed and forwarded from my office on Thursday 9 December 2004.

Education-computer access for teachers

(Question No 56)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 9 December 2004:

(1) Do all full time teachers in Government schools have access to a dedicated computer at work as indicated by the Department of Education and Training website; if not, why not;

(2) Do full time teachers in Government schools receive a computer when they begin teaching full time at a school;

(3) If they are required to wait, what is the average waiting time for teachers to be provided a computer for use at work;

(4) What is the breakdown, by each school in the A.C.T., of the number of full-time teachers in Government schools who currently do not have their own computer.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Funding for a desktop PC or laptop computer is provided to schools for each full time equivalent (FTE) teaching position.

(2) As stated above, each school is allocated a number of computers based on FTE teaching positions.

(3) Schools are able to purchase new computers should there be an increase in FTE teaching positions.

(4) N/A

Education-indigenous students

(Question No 57)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 9 December 2004:

(1) Did the response to Question on notice No 1706 (Fifth Assembly) indicate that the Department of Education and Training would undertake an analysis of the reasons given by schools for suspending indigenous students and that the results of the analysis would be used to develop strategies to address the issue of indigenous student suspensions; if so, has that analysis been completed;


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