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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 1 Hansard (14 February) . . Page.. 361..


teachers of Spanish. Six of these teachers were identified as teaching more than one language or as teaching across two schools in the same language.

(6) Schools make decisions about the composition of their staff and workloads in any given year.

(7) Staff are not required to disclose their ability to teach a language unless they are applying for a specific language teaching position.

(8) See answer to (7).

(9) Yes.

(10) The ACT Department of Education and Training extends professional learning opportunities to non-government language teachers, especially with language specific workshops.

(11) The new ACT curriculum framework P-10, Every chance to learn, includes as one of the 25 Essential Learning Achievements (ELA) - The student communicates with intercultural understanding. All schools, from preschool to year 10, are required to include the essential content related to this and the other 24 ELAs into their school curriculum plans from 2008. In the early childhood band (preschool to year 2), in this particular ELA, students are required to have opportunities to learn about languages that are used in the community and use greetings and common phrases in simple interactions in different languages.

Economy—white paper

(Question No 1817)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 6 December 2007:

(1) In relation to the Economic White Paper (EWP) and the answer to question on notice No E07 255 provided to the Select Committee on Estimates 2007 08, why is Action 40, relating to the management of intellectual property, determined to be a second order Economic White Paper initiative;

(2) How many orders have been determined for the 47 actions identified in the EWP;

(3) Which of the 47 actions identified in the EWP have been determined to be (a) second and (b) first order initiatives;

(4) If there are any further orders applied to actions identified in the EWP, (a) what are they and (b) to which actions are these orders applied;

(5) Why have actions identified in the EWP been ranked according to an order to which they have been allocated.

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

(1) My answer to question No E07 225 addresses these matters in some detail (attached). To reiterate; the breadth, related policy objectives, varying complexity and resource


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