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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 9 Hansard (16 August) . . Page.. 2767..


MR QUINLAN (continuing):

as a result of the takeover, the Blue Mountains school will enable existing students to complete their current degree course. And the Blue Mountains school has also undertaken to honour all existing staff contracts.

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Pty Ltd has successfully operated a hotel management school at Leura in the Blue Mountains since 1991. This school is a university level institution accredited to offer undergraduate and postgraduate level courses. It is a member of the Orion Alliance of International Hotel and Business Schools and is in partnership with the International Hotel and Tourism Training Institute, Neuchatel, Switzerland, and the University of New England at Armidale in NSW.

The company and related entities have interests in operating similar schools in New Zealand, China and Europe. It is intended that the campus at the Hotel Kurrajong will provide the opportunity to offer complementary programs, aside from continuing to offer the current Bachelor of Business (Hotel Management) degree program by the Australian International Hotel School. The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School Pty Ltd intends to use the title Australian International Hotel School as a trading name to differentiate its activities here in the ACT from its current activities in Leura.

Although the existing board of management of the Australian International Hotel School will continue to operate after the transfer until all reporting requirements have been fulfilled, it will not be involved in future trading activities. The bill makes appropriate provision for the dissolution of the school once reporting requirements have been completed. I present the Hotel School (Repeal) Bill 2005.

Debate (on motion by Mrs Dunne ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill 2005

Detail stage

Debate resumed from 15 March 2005.

Clause 1 agreed to.

Clauses 2 to 6, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Clause 7.

DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (5.22): I move amendment No 1 circulated in my name [see schedule 1 at page 2784]. Amendment No 1 inserts a definition of "posted"into the act. A person is posted if the person is compulsorily transferred. I accept that in Canberra, where many people are subject to interstate and overseas postings, there is some merit in having a posting clause that can be readily inserted into a residential tenancy agreement. However, community groups have argued that there is a risk that lessors stand to benefit more than tenants and some oppose it altogether. Others have accepted the clause but argue that it is important to clarify that it relates only to compulsory postings and not to voluntary posting opportunities. To provide this clarification I am proposing that a definition of the term posted be inserted into the act. The definition limits the meaning of posted to compulsory transfers.


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