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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 10 Hansard (16 September) . .

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congratulate the minister for commissioning that—will provide clear pathways to a better future for all students. Until all the matters outlined in this motion are addressed, the issue will not go away. For the sake of all ACT students and the credibility of the directorate, I urge the minister to release the information that is preventing this issue being laid to rest. (Time expired.)

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8: Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Fitzharris Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 7: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Adjournment

Motion (by Ms Burch) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Melba Copland Secondary School

DR BOURKE (Ginninderra) (6.17): I pay tribute to the students and staff of Melba Copland Secondary School. It is one of the five public high schools in my electorate, Belconnen, and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary at the start of school next year. In recent years I have enjoyed regular visits to the school and I particularly thank the great bunch of students at Melba Copland who welcomed me to their Indigenous studies class in July. After the acknowledgement of country by one of the Aboriginal students the class discussed local Ngunnawal society. We explored the NAIDOC Week theme: we all stand on sacred ground: learn, respect and celebrate. I spoke of the importance to reconciliation of the acknowledgement and the recognition of traditional ownership and a shared understanding of our history.

I also visited Melba Copland with Andrew Barr recently to launch a new mobile app and thank the students for their contribution to the project with Access Canberra. Melba Copland students have been working with Access Canberra on the development, or road testing, of a mobile friendly app for students learning the road rules before they go for their learners permit. Our road ready centre found that their online road ready learner licence knowledge trainer, designed to help young drivers practise the licence tests, was mainly being accessed by students on their mobile phone; yet it was designed with a desktop computer in mind. Now, thanks to the


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