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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 2 Hansard (11 February) . . Page.. 675..


MR CORBELL (continuing):

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: I move:

Omit "handbook", substitute "notebook".

Amendment to amendment agreed to.

Proposed new clause 4A, as amended, agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MRS DUNNE (5.08): I wish to thank members for this important reform and to congratulate my colleagues and the members of the crossbench for their persistence in this reform. I commend to members of this place and the members of the public the forthcoming inquiry so that we can pursue this reform further. This is a great day for the territory. I am proud of my association with it, and I commend the bill to the house.

Bill as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Freedom of Information Amendment Bill 2008 (No 2)

Debate resumed from 11 December 2008, on motion by Mr Corbell:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Question resolved in the negative.

Education—language

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (5:12): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that the ACT Government recognises the importance of language education and supports diversity in our community; and

(2) recognises the importance of the United Nations International Mother Language Day on 21 February 2009.

I am pleased to move this motion today in support of the United Nations International Mother Language Day to be celebrated on 21 February. Recently I had great pleasure launching the National Multicultural Festival on 30 January on behalf of the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Mr John Hargreaves. I have enjoyed attending this year's festival so far. As we know, the festival is a great example of the way we value our diversity in the ACT. Importantly, as we approach 21 February, we must recognise the importance of language education in supporting that diversity.


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