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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 4 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1181..

MR BARR (continuing):

stakeholders in government schooling to come to a policy position on financial contributions by parents to schools. This bill enshrines their hard work in legislation.

The bill will also provide a revised process for the registration of home-educated children. Currently, parents of home-educated students must apply twice during the registration process, once for provisional registration and a second time for full registration. This bill will provide for a single application process.

Another minor amendment the bill encompasses is to facilitate schools in conducting elections for school boards. Members will now be able to be elected later than the current provisions allow for. This will provide schools with greater freedom in conducting elections at the start of the new term.

Other sections of the act, notably concerning provisions for government and non-government school education councils, have been moved to divisions where similar provisions are contained. I commend the bill to members for their consideration.

Debate (on motion by Mr Seselja ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Estimates 2006-2007—Select Committee


MR SMYTH (Brindabella—Leader of the Opposition) (11.00): I seek leave to move a motion to establish a select committee on estimates 2006-07.

Leave granted.

MR SMYTH: I move:


(1) a Select Committee on Estimates 2006-2007 be appointed to examine the expenditure proposals contained in the Appropriation Bill 2006-2007 and any revenue estimates proposed by the Government in the 2006-2007 Budget;

(2) the Committee be composed of:

(a) two Members to be nominated by the Government;

(b) two Members to be nominated by the Opposition; and

(c) one Member to be nominated by the Crossbench;

to be notified in writing to the Speaker by 4 p.m. today;

(3) the Committee report by 15 August 2006;

(4) 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

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