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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 2 Hansard (18 March) . . Page.. 440..

trends and practices to assist schools in making decisions about how best to provide gifted and talented programs. Additionally, school leaders and teachers working in the early childhood primary and secondary college setting will be provided with targeted professional learning to address the differing needs of students at different stages of schooling.

Policy implementation by teachers and liaison officers will be assisted through adjustments to classroom practice to individualised learning for gifted and talented students, ongoing access to teacher scholarships for postgraduate studies, access for every teacher in every school to online professional learning resources endorsed by the University of New South Wales and the creation of critical partnerships with external experts. An independent expert will be engaged to provide ongoing advice to schools on professional learning and the best practices in meeting the needs of gifted and talented students. The gifted and talented education professional development package for teachers also provides guidance for teachers and liaison officers on implementing the key areas of this policy.

Ms Gallagher: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.


Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Legislative Assembly Commissioner for Standards, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 31 October 2013—Appointment 2014, dated 6 March 2014

Standing order 191—Amendments to:

Animal Welfare (Factory Farming) Amendment Bill 2013, dated 5 March 2014.

Construction and Energy Efficiency Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (No. 2), dated 5 March 2014.

Courts Legislation Amendment Bill 2013, dated 5 March 2014.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

Health Directorate—annual report

MS GALLAGHER: On 27 February 2014 Mr Coe asked me a question around presentations to the walk-in centre. The question was:

... it seems that one in 10 were not treated or referred on. Is that the right figure?

I took that question on notice. The answer is that referrals from the walk-in centre go to a number of different places, including GPs, the Canberra Hospital emergency department, medical imaging and CALMS. There are also a number of other services that the WIC refers to that make up only a very small portion of the presentations subsequently redirected. A further 1,789 presentations were assessed and provided with an interim care plan by the WIC nursing staff on how to manage the illness and provided with a referral to their GP if symptoms did not improve over a few days.

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