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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4118 ..


That:

(1) the draft Integrity Commission Bill 2018, as soon as it is made available, be referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety (Legislative Scrutiny Role) for consideration and report;

(2) the Committee is to report by 27 November 2018;

(3) if the Assembly is not sitting when the Committee has completed its inquiry, the Committee may send its report to the Speaker or, in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker, who is authorised to give directions for its printing, publishing and circulation; and

(4) the foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Schools—visits

MS LEE (Kurrajong) (4.17): Over the past couple of months I had the privilege and the pleasure to visit several more schools and I want to focus today on just two because their stories are quite similar—Richardson Primary School and Kaleen UC high.

Richardson Primary School is a small government school with an enrolment of 170 in the latest school census. It is, in fact, the smallest government primary school in Canberra but, boy, does it punch above its weight. The minute you arrive at the school you have a sense that the school is valued, is alive and is a place where children are keen to be and where children will learn. The foyer is an eclectic mix of mosaic, amazing graphic artwork, achievement awards, school activities and issues that the school and its students think are important.

When you meet the principal you understand why the school is so upbeat. Anna Wilson has been at the school for two years and in that time has inspired students, the teaching staff, parents and the local community to make learning a valued goal and Richardson primary a school to be proud of.

There are many positive things to say and hear about this school, from their breakfast club every day of the school week, which is supported by a local church, to the before and after school care they offer because they recognise that working parents need to be able to put their children in a safe environment. A visit to the two kindergarten classes, the ladybugs and the bees, which each have only a dozen or so pupils, is a kaleidoscope of colour, words, numbers, pictures, drawings, books, just the best start


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