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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 8 Hansard (5 August) . . Page.. 2891..


Mr Stefaniak: You are saying, though, that the doctor actually certifies them. That is my main concern.

MR BARR: Yes, and I hope that does address your main concern, Mr Stefaniak

Mr Stefaniak: That does address it.

MR BARR: If I can take that as agreement—

Mr Stefaniak: Yes.

MR BARR: Thank you. I very much thank members for their interest in the bill and for their support.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Adjournment

Motion by Mr Corbell proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Education—science

DR FOSKEY (Molonglo) (5.13): I would certainly like to take this opportunity to stand here and commend the ACT schools science education committee, a group of teachers who have for the 31st year in a row got together and organised in Macquarie primary school's assembly hall a display and exhibition of work done by children from schools all over Canberra. It is always a joy to go to these displays because, apart from anything else, it gives us, as people who are looking to the future for our young people, a sense that the young people who are coming up are quite well prepared to deal with the crises that will face them.

I was interested to walk around and have a look at the topics that were covered by the children in their experiments. They ranged from an assessment of the O'Connor wetlands—is it working?—to looks at wave energy, with the assimilator machine. I am doing that because I assumed it moved around and made waves.

Mr Barr: For the benefit of Hansard, Dr Foskey is making a circular motion.

Dr Foskey: Yes. Jessie Mathews from Lyneham primary school provided that extremely detailed display and experiment.


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