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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 8 Hansard (30 August) . . Page.. 2551..

DR FOSKEY (continuing):

to implement the recommendations of the review of secondary colleges, which has highlighted a failure to provide sufficient strategies to engage kids with a wide range of capabilities and interests. I believe that one of the elephants in the room remains the weakness of the university admission index as it applies in the ACT.

I am aware that the people who have defended the system from attack have done so robustly but it seems to me that they all have an investment in it. While I oppose standardised testing as a way of determining student opportunities after school, as I believe the ACT system is a good one, it would be interesting to see what a national test would show us about the attainments and capacities of students in the ACT compared to those in other states.

MR MULCAHY (Molonglo) (12.00 am): I seek leave to table these undelivered speeches and to have them incorporated in Hansard.

Leave not granted.

MR SPEAKER: The time being near enough to 12.01 am, in accordance with the motion passed earlier this evening, the time allotted for this debate has expired.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Remainder of bill agreed to.

Bill agreed to.

Standing orders—suspension

Motion (by Mr Corbell ) agreed to, with the concurrence of an absolute majority:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day No 4, Assembly business relating to the Government response to the Report of the Select Committee on Estimates 2007-2008, being called on forthwith.

Estimates 2007-2008—Select Committee

Report—government response

Debate resumed from 29 August 2007, on motion by Mr Stanhope:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Standing orders—suspension

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (12.02 am): I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Mr Mulcahy from incorporating his speech into Hansard.

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