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(1) How many bird traps were used in the trial trapping of Myna birds program;

(2) How many Myna birds were trapped;

(3) Was there any disagreement between Environment ACT and the researcher from the Australian National University about the conclusions of the trial; if so, what was the nature of the disagreement;

(4) What options for the control of Myna birds are being considered by Environment ACT.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) In the 2003 trial program to trap Myna birds, four traps were used over an 18 month period.

(2) More than 300 Myna birds were trapped during this trapping trial.

(3) There was no disagreement between the researcher from the ANU and Environment ACT about the conclusions from the trapping trial.

(4) Environment ACT is continuing to collaborate with the researcher from ANU into the development of a more effective trap for Myna birds.

Education-university admissions index

(Question No 1149)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 11 May 2006:

(1) Further to the answer to question on notice No 1054 relating to the ACT Government's use of a University Admissions Index (UAI), can the Minister (a) clarify the discrepancy apparent in the 2000 Erindale College entries, noting that it is claimed that 5 students had UAIs of 98.5 and above, but just 4 had UAIs of 98 and above, (b) confirm that in 2001 there were no Year 12 students at Orana and St Francis Xavier, (c) provide the missing 2003 entries for Lake Ginninderra for the 97 UAI level, (d) provide the missing 2004 entry for Lake Ginninderra for the 95 UAI level, (e) explain why there are no 95 and over entries for St Edmund's College in 2005 in view of the fact that at least one 2005 St Edmund's student has received a UAI in excess of 95.00, (f) explain why only 12 ACT students received Australian Students Prizes for 2003 given that 15 separate ACT schools or colleges had students with UAIs of 98.50 or higher in 2003, (g) explain why only 12 ACT students received Australian Students Prizes for 2004 given that 13 separate ACT schools or colleges had students with UAIs of 98.50 or higher in 2004, (h) advise, for each individual year from 1998 through to 2005, and for each individual ACT college or school (government and non-government alike) (i) how many students received a UAI of 85.00 or greater, (ii) how many students received a UAI of 80.00 or greater, (iii) how many students received a UAI of 75.00 or greater, (iv) how many students received a UAI of 70.00 or greater, (v) how many students received a UAI of 67.00 or greater and (vi) the median UAI;

(2) Further to the responses provided with respect to notionals, specifically, the responses to my original questions (1)(a)&(b)(ii), (2)(g), (3)(a) and (6), can the Minister advise (a)


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