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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 5 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 1852 ..


(28) The new programs propose to travel to a range of places off ANU campus, which are yet to be determined.

(29) The Government made a final determination on 7 December 2017 that the Music Engagement Program was unsuccessful for funding. The Government first flagged with the ANU it was looking for an alternative methodology for the Community Outreach Program in December 2016. This position was communicated to the ANU prior to the submission of its proposal in April 2017 and reiterated in June 2017. The Government provided verbal advice to the ANU that the Music Engagement Program was unlikely to be successful on 20 November 2017. Funding for the Music Engagement Program ceased on 30 June 2017. The ANU requested and received transition funding for one month for the Music Engagement Program to 31 July 2017.

(30) The Government advised the ANU on 18 December 2017 that funding for the Music Engagement Program was not successful.

(31) A copy of the letter to the ANU dated 18 December 2017 is at Attachment A.

(32) While the Music Engagement Program broadly supports participation and access to the arts, it is implemented as part of the curriculum within the school environment. The decision to cease funding the Music Engagement Program, falls in line with other arts funding programs where funding is not intended to support school students in the school environment, or to support the professional development of ACT teachers. Music programs for school age students within the school environment are funded through the Education Directorate's Instrumental Music Program and provided by individual schools within their curriculum priorities. The Government funds a number of organisations including the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Music for Canberra to enable school students to access music programs. There are also a number of providers in the ACT for in school music programs.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office)

Education—international students (Question No 1038)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, upon notice, on 23 March 2018:

(1) How many international students are enrolled in ACT government schools.

(2) How many international students are enrolled, by school, in each grade from K-12.

(3) How are students assessed for eligibility into a particular (a) school and (b) grade.

(4) Are all schools eligible to accept international students; if not, how are schools selected for enrolment of international students.

(5) Do all international students pay fees; if not, how are students assessed as to whether their enrolment requires a fee; if so, what fees are payable per (a) student, (b) year and (c) grade.


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