Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . . Page.. 2024..
Transport—greenhouse gas emissions
Mr STANHOPE (in reply to a question by Ms Bresnan on Wednesday, 30 March 2011): The Government is currently investigating mitigation options and pathways for achieving legislated greenhouse gas reduction targets. Sustainable transport options including increased take-up of public transport, cycling and walking are included in our investigations. The results of this work will inform community consultations on Weathering the Change Action Plan 2, Transport for Canberra and The Canberra Spatial Plan.
Mr BARR (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Le Couteur on Wednesday, 6 April 2011): To prepare schools for the introduction of the Australian Curriculum in 2011, approximately two thirds of ACT primary schools have at least one teacher trained as a Primary Connections Curriculum Leader. It is an intensive two-day course which provides teachers with an understanding of the pedagogy and helps develop the leadership skills to support colleagues in schools.
In 2010, a total of 67 ACT teachers were trained as a Primary Connections Curriculum Leader. Of these, 59 were from the public sector. In 2011, an additional 35 ACT teachers, from the Catholic sector, were trained.
A departmental curriculum officer was also trained as a Primary Connections Curriculum Facilitator, to provide sustained support for ACT public schools implementing the program as well as working with those public schools yet to undergo the training. In addition, regular cross-sector network meetings have been implemented to support all ACT primary schools with their use of the program, the inquiry learning method promoted by the program and resourcing.
Mr BARR (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Bresnan on Wednesday, 6 April 2011): The Department has supported all public schools with teachers trained in the Primary Connections approach to teaching science. In 2010, 281 units were purchased at the cost of $8000.
Primary Connections is only one of a number of possible approaches by schools for the successful implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Science.
ACTION bus service—MyWay card
Mr STANHOPE (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Dunne on Thursday, 7 April 2011): MyWay is a business unit of the ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS). TAMS, is bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (the Act), including the Information Privacy Principles set out in section 14 of the Act.
MyWay only collects personal information for lawful purposes that are directly related to its functions or activities.