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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 9 Hansard (16 September) . .

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So when the government say they are committed to public transport infrastructure, that this is a solution, a transformational project for Canberra, then just remember it might be transformational but the only transformation that is going to occur is less than one per cent of this population getting off the bus and getting on a tram. If that is your idea of transformation for $800 million, your priorities are clearly wrong.

Discussion concluded.

Adjournment

Motion by Mr Gentleman proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Education—awards

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra) (4.06): Tonight I want to note the nominees and the winners of the 2014 ACT Public Education Excellence Awards, recognising school leaders, teachers, support staff and volunteers in the ACT public school system.

Since 2010 the awards have celebrated the outstanding schools and the people working in them. I am especially happy that in a new category, family and community partnerships, the staff at Charnwood-Dunlop School have won. They created the Active Brain Cafe, ABC, to build partnerships with families and the community and improve outcomes for students. ABC provides breakfast and reading for families before school every morning; extension literacy and maths clubs after school two afternoons a week; and a Koori homework club where schoolteachers, parents and community supporters work side by side to support students with reading and homework. Other winners from Ginninderra are Lynn Leon, Kaleen Primary School, Teaching/Leadership in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Education Award; and Sue Norton, Fraser Primary School, for outstanding school leadership.

I also congratulate Robyn Hammond, Hughes Primary School, Primary Teacher of the Year Award; Nor Idris, Lyneham High School, Secondary Teacher of the Year Award; Michele Foley, Turner primary school, Early Childhood Teacher of the Year Award; Matthew Eyles, Calwell High School, New Educator of the Year Award; Debbie Carne, Harrison School, Education Support of the Year Award; and Brian Johns, Hughes Primary School, School Hero of the Year Award.

The nominees for the awards include Bianca Bailetti, Sarah Baird, Niomi Ceely, Michele Foley, Maria Jofre, Kathy Joyce, Debra Lawrence, Kate Wylie, Libby Hicks, Lynn Leon, Louise Pinder, Sarah Baird, Daniela Banda, Amanda Beresford, Tricia Butters, Tom Camilleri, Leslie Carr, Natalie Collis, Karen Cossins, Jenelle Martin, Vicki Favel, Dan Graetz, Hawker Primary School staff, Robyn Hammond, Kathy Joyce, Nicole Kent, Lynne Kowalik, Debra Lawrence, Olivia Maidment, Kim McCormack, Kathleen Nash, Jodie Rowell, Bronwen Rutherford, Karen Simpson, Julia Tapp, Linda Baird, Mary Hutchinson, Sue Norton, Jo Padgham, Lyndall Read, Simon Smith, Kendal Achurch-Ihle, Leica Burt, Jenny Cowell, Marg Cummins,


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