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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 13 Hansard (6 December) . . Page.. 4154..


(b) The addendum to the 2007 BSSS Manual states the new policy for the calculation of the Year 12 Candidature. The Manual lists the BSSS' policies and procedures. It does not include the research that is used to inform BSSS policy. Accordingly, it does not refer to PISA results.

(c) The 2007 Manual addenda are now publicly available on the BSSS website without password protection.

(2) As the Table is the intellectual property of the NSW Scaling Committee, I am unable to comment. I am also unable to comment on NSW scaling procedures as requested in later questions.

(3) (4) The report to the BSSS Relating ACT and NSW UAI populations via PISA and other scores by Dr Daryl Daley is now publicly available on the BSSS website.

(5)-(13) The BSSS has recently sought a range of external advice on its procedures and also regularly reviews its procedures as new data becomes available. I am not prepared to divert any further resources to responding to this question.

Water—swimming pool installations

(Question No 1764)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 15 November 2007:

(1) How many new swimming pools have been approved to be installed each month in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08 to date;

(2) Have any approvals been granted subject to certain conditions; if so, what are these conditions;

(3) How many requests for new swimming pools have been refused each month in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08 to date;

(4) What have been the grounds on which new swimming pools have not been approved;

(5) Given the continuing drought conditions in the ACT, has any consideration been given to prohibiting the installation of new swimming pools; if not, why not;

(6) Has any consideration been given to removing the existing exemptions relating to the installation of new swimming pools; if not, why not;

(7) Given the continuing drought conditions in the ACT, what restrictions, if any, apply to the installation of spas;

(8) If there are no restrictions on the installation of spas, why is this the case.

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


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