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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 11 Hansard (23 September) . .

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MR BARR: The government remains committed to delivering quality services to the people of Canberra—

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! Remember you are on a warning, Mr Hanson.

MR BARR: The government remains committed to delivering quality services to the people of Canberra but of course from time to time there are reshuffles of ministerial portfolios. I am not ruling that in or out at this stage.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Chief Minister, why has the government failed to be open and transparent in its handling of the child in the cage incident?

MR BARR: It has not.

Schools—autism

MS LAWDER: My question is to the Minister for Education and Training. Minister, was the inquiry into the cage undertaken under the ACTPS education and training (teaching staff) enterprise agreement? If so, under what section of the agreement was the inquiry undertaken?

MS BURCH: My understanding is that it is under section H6, misconduct and discipline, of the ACT public service education and training (teaching staff) enterprise agreement.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Ms Lawder.

MS LAWDER: Minister, did the government consider other frameworks other than the EBA to conduct the inquiry?

MS BURCH: As I may have mentioned last week, that was the primary focus, or filter, under which the investigation was undertaken, but also other standards considered by the delegate were the Public Sector Management Act 1994, the teachers professional code of practice, the ACT school leadership strategy and capability framework and the Australian professional standards for principals and leadership profiles.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, when did you or your office first see a copy of the key findings of the inquiry, which was then distributed to the media?

MS BURCH: It is my understanding that that is part of the time line that is in the public arena. I saw something at end of the week—it was either Thursday or Friday.


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