Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 10 Hansard (19 September) . . Page.. 3773 ..
I submit again that the Inquiries Act is the only legal instrument we have at our disposal that will allow this to happen appropriately.
I commend the motion. The Canberra Liberals will not be supporting the amendment circulated by Ms Fitzharris.
That the amendment be agreed to.
The Assembly voted—
Ayes 11: Ms J Burch Ms Cheyne Ms Cody Ms Fitzharris Ms Le Couteur Ms Orr Mr Pettersson Mr Ramsay Mr Rattenbury Mr Steel Ms Stephen-Smith
Noes 8: Miss C Burch Mr Coe Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Kikkert Ms Lawder Ms Lee Mr Wall
Amendment agreed to.
Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.
MS LEE (Kurrajong) (11.57): I move:
That this Assembly:
(1) notes that:
(a) the ACT Government has withdrawn funding from the H Course in music from 2019 with no explanation and no alternative for students who, for 35 years, have relied on this pathway to a career in music;
(b) the H Course offers an advanced music program for year 11 and 12 students run by the Australian National University's School of Music and funded by the ACT Government;
(c) music teachers, music practitioners and music administrators in classical and jazz music started their careers through this program;
(d) H Courses are designed and accredited by an Australian higher education provider and successful completion of the course is recognised towards an undergraduate degree with that provider; and
(e) H Courses may contribute to the student's ATAR calculation; and
(2) calls on the ACT Government to:
(a) restore the $275 000 annual support for this course; and
(b) provide assurances to students in the other 12 H Courses that their programmes are not under similar threat of closure.