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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 5 Hansard (2 April) . . Page.. 1833..


Answers to questions

Environment—energy efficiency ratings

(Question No 33)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 10 February 2009:

(1) How many energy efficiency rating audits has the Department of Justice and Community Safety undertaken on residential homes.

(2) How many of those ratings outlined in part (1) were found to be overstated.

(3) What proportion of new house energy efficiency ratings are audited.

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

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is not responsible for energy efficiency rating audits on residential homes. The Office of Regulatory Services ensures that advertisements for the sale of homes contain an energy efficiency rating.

Energy efficiency rating audits are the responsibility of the ACT Planning and Land Authority. In order for the Member to be appraised of these processes she may wish to approach the Minister for Planning to seek a briefing.

Education—literacy and numeracy

(Question No 41)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 11 February 2009:

(1) In relation to the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests undertaken by year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students in the eight States and Territories in 2008, do the NAPLAN results provide a comprehensive basis for comparing the performance of the education systems of the eight States and Territories.

(2) Is the Minister aware of the Victorian Education Minister's claim on 15 September 2008 that the maiden NAPLAN Summary Report on achievements in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and numeracy ranked Victoria top of the class with NSW and the Australian Capital Territory.

(3) Has it been brought to the Minister's attention that (a) in terms of mean scale score NAPLAN results, the ACT ranked (i) third, behind NSW and Victoria, in the year 3 writing component, (ii) third, behind NSW and Victoria, in the year 3 spelling component, (iii) second, behind Victoria, in the year 3 grammar and punctuation component, (iv) second, behind Victoria, in the year 3 numeracy component, (v) third, behind Victoria and NSW, in the year 5 writing component, (vi) third, behind NSW and Victoria, in the year 5 spelling component, (vii) second, behind Victoria, in the year 5 grammar and punctuation component, (viii) third, behind Victoria and NSW, in the year 5 numeracy component, (ix) fourth, behind Victoria, NSW and South Australia, in the year 7 writing component, (x) second, behind NSW, in the year 7


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