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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 10 Hansard (20 September) . . Page.. 3909 ..


ACT Auditor-General's report entitled Performance information in ACT public schools as part of its inquiry.

The committee invited written submissions in May 2018 from key interest and stakeholder groups and received nine submissions. The committee has already held two public hearings, hearing evidence from the ACT Principals Association, the ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations, Professor Andrew Macintosh of the ANU and a retired ACT teacher.

The committee will be holding further hearings during September and October 2018 to hear from the ACT Audit Office, the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Canberra Montessori, the Australian Education Union and the Association of Independent Schools.

Executive business—precedence

Ordered that executive business be called on.

Nobel peace ride

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Women) (12.05): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) welcomes the arrival in Canberra of representatives of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on the Nobel Peace Ride;

(2) congratulates ICAN for its advocacy and leadership in the passage of the United Nations (UN) Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and on being awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize;

(3) notes that the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons:

(a) is the first ever treaty to explicitly prohibit all aspects of the development, production, possession, transfer, use or threat of use of nuclear weapons, or assistance or encouragement to engage in any of these prohibited activities;

(b) was passed by a majority of countries at the UN on 7 July 2017 and will come into effect when 50 countries have signed and ratified it;

(c) has been signed by 60 countries and ratified by 15 including New Zealand; and

(d) has not been signed or ratified by the Australian Government; and

(4) calls on Members of the Legislative Assembly to:

(a) join with other city and state governments around the world in passing a resolution in support of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons;


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