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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 9 Hansard (12 August) . .

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doing it to pursue the light rail corridor down Northbourne Avenue and using the renewal of public housing as an excuse—the renewal of public housing they had many years in government to do something about and chose not to until it suited their ideological pursuit of public housing.

Chisholm, by comparison, currently has pretty much the ACT average. Chisholm has 8.07 per cent public housing compared to the ACT average of 8.13 per cent. Nevertheless, Chisholm, as I already outlined, is considered to be one of the most disadvantaged suburbs in the ACT. This government is trying to increase that disadvantage in Chisholm.

Some of the other suburbs that they are moving people out of do not rate anywhere near as highly on the list of disadvantaged suburbs according to the Dropping off the edge report. It really is a sham. It illustrates that this government will do anything to pursue that light rail dream they have down Northbourne Avenue. It will turn into a nightmare for many other people. We will not be supporting the amendment today.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Fitzharris Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Education—teacher quality

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra) (11.59): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) that first Ministers at last month's COAG meeting committed to making improved student outcomes and teacher quality a national priority;

(b) that the ACT Government will work with the Queensland Government on developing recommendations to improve teacher quality nationally;

(c) the contribution the ACT Government has already made to enhancing teacher quality by establishing the Teacher Quality Institute and through its contribution to the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group and the work of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership;


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