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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 7 Hansard (18 June) . . Page.. 2588..


MR BARR (continuing):

Health to implement a project aimed at integrating a number of services being accessed by Indigenous young people and their families. The project is beginning to suggest signs of success and will, again, be supported by a core team of officers in 2009.

The Department of Education and Training continues to implement initiatives such as the school leadership in Indigenous education and Indigenous literacy and numeracy officer support for targeted kindergarten to year 4 students. These initiatives are funded by the ACT government.

In the 2009-10 budget funds have been allocated to provide scholarships for Indigenous students in the senior years of schooling. This initiative will build on existing achievements and support the retention of Indigenous students to the successful completion of year 12. It will also provide pathway options for Indigenous young people into higher education and employment.

I commend the performance report on Indigenous education for the 2008 calendar year to the Assembly.

Planning and Development Act 2007—schedule of leases

Papers and statement by minister

MR BARR: (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Children and Young People, Minister for Planning and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Planning and Development Act, pursuant to subsection 242(2)—Schedules—Leases granted for the period 1 January to 31 March 2009.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: Section 242 of the Planning and Development Act 2007 requires that a statement be tabled in the Legislative Assembly each quarter outlining the details of leases granted by the direct sale. Section 458 of the Planning and Development Act 2007, as amended by the Planning and Development Regulation of 2008, also provides transitional arrangements for all direct grant applications made under the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991, an act now repealed, to be decided under the repealed act.

The schedule I have tabled covers four leases granted for the period 1 January to 31 March 2009. In addition, 20 single dwelling house leases, one of which was a land-rent lease, were granted by direct sale for this quarter.

Air quality in Tuggeranong Valley

Discussion of matter of public importance

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Speaker has received letters from Ms Bresnan, Ms Burch, Mr Coe, Mr Doszpot, Mrs Dunne, Mr Hanson, Ms Hunter, Ms Le Couteur,


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