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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2023 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 9 May 2023) . . Page.. 1043 ..

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

MADAM SPEAKER (Ms Burch) (10.00): Members:

Dhawura nguna, dhawura Ngunnawal.

Yanggu ngalawiri, dhunimanyin Ngunnawalwari dhawurawari.

Nginggada Dindi dhawura Ngunnaawalbun yindjumaralidjinyin.

The words I have just spoken are in the language of the traditional custodians and translate to:

This is Ngunnawal Country.

Today we are gathering on Ngunnawal country.

We always pay respect to Elders, female and male, and Ngunnawal country.

Members, I ask you to stand in silence and pray or reflect on our responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Education and Community Inclusion—Standing Committee

Report 8

MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (10.02): I present the following report:

Education and Community Inclusion—Standing Committee—Report 8—Inquiry into Annual and Financial Reports 2021-2022, dated 4 April 2023, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.

I am pleased to table the eighth report of the Tenth Assembly by the Standing Committee on Education and Community Inclusion. The report concerns the inquiry into the annual and financial reports of 2021-22 and was tabled out of session on 5 April 2023. During November 2022 the committee conducted four days of hearings. In the course of these hearings, 20 questions were taken on notice, while 21 questions were provided on notice by members following the hearings.

The committee makes 13 recommendations. These relate to child and family centres; the free meal program in schools; continued investment in government schools; the professional development of educators; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled public housing; advanced Welcoming City accreditation for Canberra; ournational Multicultural Festival; the reintroduction of Auslan courses at the Canberra Institute of Technology; as well as seniors.

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