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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 5 Hansard (6 May) . .

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as long as they are properly supervised and as long as they have the appropriate training and support. That will continue to be our approach. It has been the approach to date, and that will continue to be the approach.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, what is the government's plan to provide proper support and training, should a member of a school's staff feel unqualified to administer prescribed medication or injections, and which directorate will be responsible for measuring competency and delivering training?

MR CORBELL: In many respects this question pre-empts the outcomes of the consultation process that is now underway between parents and—

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, members!

MR CORBELL: I am sorry, Madam Speaker, but the question was phrased prospectively and I am answering it in that context. What is very clear is that we need to work through these issues with staff, with students, with parents, and that is what we are committed to do.

Housing—public

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Minister for Housing. Minister, the ACT government's transport for Canberra 2012-31 plan states:

For some areas on the fringes of suburbs (e.g. Chisholm) the circuitous street layout and hilly topography ... make it difficult to provide public transport within a reasonable walking distance of ... households, and make the car an easier travel option. Housing near transport corridors such as Northbourne Avenue has access to high frequency public transport.

Minister, how will relocating public housing tenants away from Northbourne Avenue to suburbs such as Chisholm, where it is difficult to provide public transport within a reasonable walking distance of households, make it easier for those people to access education and training?

MS BERRY: I thank Ms Lawder for the question. Through the housing renewal project that is going on right now in the ACT, to build new and better homes for over 1,200 Housing ACT tenants, part of the work that is happening, in the conversations that we are having with tenants along Northbourne Avenue, and in Bega flats initially, is to find places that would better suit their needs. It is looking at where they would prefer to live, whether it is closer to family, to community services or to shopping centres and schools. We are trying to find out what sort of housing meets their needs, rather than the needs of somebody like me.

If the housing needs of a tenant who lives along Northbourne Avenue mean that they would prefer to live in Chisholm because that is closer to their family or to schools or


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