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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 2 Hansard (19 March) . . Page.. 578..

is appropriate to their needs. But we are doing all we can. Mr Rattenbury made mention of the childcare centre in Kambah. Communities@Work managed that centre. They have also managed the expanded childcare centre at Taylor Primary School. That is now 65 places. But they saw a need for local families to continue their tenancy and for the provision of children's services in that existing site in Kambah. That has been a disappointment to Gugan.

I know that the Education and Training Directorate is working with the Community Services Directorate in looking at this. And on a broader policy issue, the Education and Training Directorate is doing some work, at my direction, about how, if we are serious about schools being at the centre of the community, we can enhance that connection. That could be a reflection of having community organisations within the school precinct.

The notion of supporting Gugan to find appropriate accommodation is absolutely supported, but the amendments that I have moved tidy up any possible misinformation or misunderstanding about what is driving their demand. Their demand for services is based on the fact that they do such a good job. I commend my amendments to the Assembly. I will be supporting the motion, with those amendments.

Amendments agreed to.

MR WALL (Brindabella) (6.24): I will just speak very briefly, Madam Speaker. I thank all members for their intended support for the amended motion. I think it will give a great result for Gugan Gulwan and ensure that they can continue to provide with confidence the services that they are doing such an excellent job with. I hope that in the not-too-distant future suitable accommodation will be found for them. I look forward to seeing the list of options come the end of next month.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.


Motion by Ms Burch proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Commonwealth Day

MR COE (Ginninderra) (6.24): Madam Speaker, I rise to commend you for your marking of Commonwealth Day at the Legislative Assembly on 18 March. Commonwealth Day, as we now know it, was established in 1958 and is celebrated on the second Monday in March. The day has a different theme each year. This year's theme is "Team Commonwealth". In recent years, the themes have been "Opportunity through Enterprise"; "Connecting Cultures"; "Women as Agents of Change"; "Science, Technology and Society"; "Commonwealth@60—Serving a New Generation"; "The Environment, Our Future"; "Respecting Difference, Promoting Understanding"; "Health and Vitality"; and "Education—Creating Opportunity, Realising Potential".

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