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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 1993) . . Page.. 2349 ..


MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION ON NOTICE NO 737

School Based Management

MR CORNWELL - asked the Minister for Education and Training on notice on 15 June 1993

In relation to the Ministers reply to question on notice No. 573 concerning the implementation of the National Project on the Quality of Teaching and Learning (NPQTL), what was (a) the name of the union whose support for the trials was not forthcoming and (b) what reasons were given by the union for this opposition?

MR WOOD - the answer to Mr Cornwells question is:

(a) The ACT Branch of the Public Sector Union (PSU - ACT

Branch) did not support the trial of School Based --

Management under the National Project on the Quality of

Teaching and Learning (NPQTL).

(b) The union advised that its agreement to implementation of the proposals would be contingent upon a commitment by the Department of Education and Training for full resourcing in terms of additional staffing and provision of training, and a commensurate increase in pay rates to those staff responsible for implementation. The Department was unable to agree with this requirement.

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