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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . .

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Mr Corbell: He is asking the minister for an opinion.

MS BURCH: In my view, no.

MADAM SPEAKER: He was not asking for an opinion; he was asking empirically. Supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, why should the community have any confidence in your handling of the gaming and racing portfolio, given your recent decisions and your recent backflips?

MS BURCH: Because I provide good communication with the clubs, with the community, and because the reforms I have put in place—

Opposition members interjecting—

MS BURCH: The reforms I have put in this place today—

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! I would like to hear Minister Burch.

MS BURCH: The reforms I have—

Mr Coe interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! I would like to hear Minister Burch. Supplementary question, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Minister, why has the government allowed the perception of an unacceptable conflict of interest to arise regarding its association with gambling?

MS BURCH: I do not believe we have, Madam Speaker.

Canberra Institute of Technology—Auslan

MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Minister for Education and Training. Minister, in annual reports hearings last November you said that CIT planned to offer a certificate III in Auslan in 2015. In light of a petition being circulated suggesting training is not being offered, can you confirm whether certificate III is still proceeding, and have there been requests for other level training in Auslan following the rollout of NDIS services in the ACT?

MS BURCH: I thank Mr Doszpot for his question. Yes, CIT are teaching the level II in Auslan and they are offering level III in Auslan this year. Also, there is, through CIT Solutions, access to a level almost like a community awareness level of Auslan training. I have indeed met with an Auslan interpreter. I think many of us have had a


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