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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 4 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1314..


CIT are sent welcome to CIT letters soon after enrolment to introduce them to the CIT Yurauna Centre team and they receive information about the assistance that is available.

Support can also be provided in areas of Aboriginal cultural issues impacting on study requirements, housing and justice, travel, and study support for literacy and numeracy, research and writing assignments. CIT also has in place a very strong reconciliation plan. It makes all efforts across all students to make sure that they have quality education and positive outcomes.

Planning—project facilitation

MR COE: My question is to the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development and is in relation to the Planning and Development (Project Facilitation) Amendment Bill 2014. Minister, the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services presented a statement to the Assembly on Tuesday, 6 May about its inquiry into this bill. When will the government provide a response to the Assembly, if they are at all?

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Coe for the question. The government has not yet reached a formal view in relation to these matters. We will be doing so in the coming days. Once that view has been reached the government will make further announcements.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, what amendments to the bill will the government make and will the government be bringing on the bill next Thursday, as has been foreshadowed?

MR CORBELL: I refer the member to my previous answer.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, why didn't the government consult with the community before introducing this bill?

MR CORBELL: There is nothing more public than putting a bill on the table of the Assembly.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, why are you determined to proceed with this bill when no witnesses to the inquiry were in favour of it?

MR CORBELL: I refer Mr Wall to my previous answer to Mr Coe.

Legislative Assembly facilities—fundraising

MRS JONES: My question is to the Chief Minister. In today's—8 May—Canberra Times there is reference to a fundraiser Ms Berry hosted where she advertised her


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