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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 2068..


Relevantly, this includes Advisors (levels 1-3), Senior Advisor (levels 1-2) and Chief Advisor.

Clause E8 of the Agreement sets out the availability of home based work arrangements for staff covered by its terms, which is consistent with the availability of these arrangements for members of the ACTPS.

Implementation of this policy is a matter for the Legislative Assembly.

Domestic Animal Services—sale of dogs

Ms Gallagher (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Smyth on Thursday, 29 March 2012): The information for the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 is as follows:

No. of dogs sold by Domestic Animal Services to Canberra residents 201 No. of dogs taken by rescue or foster organisations in the ACT 113 No. of dogs taken by interstate rescue or foster organisations or by persons residing interstate 123 No. of dogs euthanized by a veterinarian due to behavioural or health issues 127 No. of other dogs euthanized by a veterinarian 84

Education—excellence and enterprise framework

Dr Bourke (in reply to a question by Ms Hunter on Thursday, 29 March 2012): The purpose of the professional development opportunities offered and undertaken by teachers in 2011 and 2012 directly address Key Direction 1: Improve educational outcomes for students with high academic ability. The focus of the professional development for both pilot school teachers and school leaders has been to build capacity in:

� Effective identification of gifted and talented students

� Content parameters of the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA)

� Technology tools of the VLA.

The professional development that has been made available to teachers is as follows:

PRESENTER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOCUS Dr John Munro, Associate Professor Exceptional Learning, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Early Learning, Development and Inclusion. Dr Munro facilitated four professional development sessions with the following focus:

o The expert knower as a framework for describing gifted learning and thinking (3 days).

o Using group knowledge to build school knowledge


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