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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2306 ..


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Expert support for supporting individual student needs would be highly valued.

(4) The Safe and Inclusive Schools Initiative was developed in the broader context of the legislative and ethical responsibilities schools have to ensure they are safe and inclusive environments for all students. The Initiative works with schools to create learning environments where young people feel comfortable and safe to be who they are without fear of negative consequences.

The Initiative and its resources complement and reference anti-discrimination and anti-bullying programs, policies and frameworks such as the Education Directorate's Safe and Supportive Schools Policy 2016 and the National Safe Schools Framework. These frameworks clearly define bullying, harassment and discrimination and articulate schools' obligations to actively build cultures where prejudice, discrimination, harassment or violence is unacceptable.

The Safe and Inclusive Schools Initiative is one resource available to schools to support them to build positive and respectful learning environments and support student wellbeing. When a school nurtures a culture where young people feel connected, respected and safe, bullying and violence is less likely to occur.

(5) The bullying of ethnic groups and religious minorities is not specifically addressed within the SAIS Initiative. The initiative and its resources complement and reference anti-discrimination and anti-bullying programs, policies and frameworks such as the Education Directorate's Safe and Supportive Schools Policy 2016 and the National Safe Schools Framework. Schools utilise a number of anti-racism education programs and resources that support students to appreciate cultural and religious diversity and develop the knowledge and skills needed to safely counter racism, prejudice and discrimination.

Waste—strategy (Question No 1331)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 11 May 2018:

(1) What are the criteria for selecting a composting site for the collection of food organics and garden organics (FOGO).

(2) Have any estimates of costing been done on the establishing cost and annual maintenance costs of the site.

(3) Is the Government intending on purchasing compost from these sites for use in ACT parks and gardens; if so, what is the estimated cost of this exercise.

(4) Will the same green bins that were recently rolled out in select suburbs be used for FOGO collection, if the Government pursues FOGO collection.

(5) How would FOGO collection impact the longer-term Territory wide rollout of green bins.

(6) What are the criteria for picking a site for a processed engineered fuel facility.


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