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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 15 February 2011) . . Page.. 75 ..

Taxation Administration (Amounts Payable—Thresholds—Pensioner Duty Concession Scheme) Determination 2010 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-307 (LR, 20 December 2010).

Transplantation and Anatomy Act—Transplantation and Anatomy (Designated Officers) Appointment 2010 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-292 (LR, 22 November 2010).

University of Canberra Act—

University of Canberra Council Appointment 2010 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-305 (LR, 20 December 2010).

University of Canberra Council Appointment 2010 (No 2)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-315 (LR, 23 December 2010).

Utilities Act—Utilities (Electricity Network Use of System Code) Determination 2010 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2010-300 (LR, 16 December 2010).

Work Safety Act—Work Safety Amendment Regulation 2010 (No 1)—Subordinate Law SL2010-46 (LR, 25 November 2010).

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee

Report 5—government response

MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Planning, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation and Minister for Gaming and Racing) (3.56): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Education, Training and Youth Affairs—Standing Committee—Report 5—Needs of ACT Students with a Disability—Government response.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

I am pleased to table the government’s response to the inquiry into the needs of ACT students with a disability. The government’s goal in education is to ensure that all ACT students reach their full potential and that lifelong opportunities are available for all.

For the young people in our schools who have a disability, this means making the necessary adjustments to ensure that they can participate and access their educational program on the same basis as their peers.

We are seeing a growing number of students with a disability in ACT schools, and the complexity of their needs is also increasing. It is, therefore, timely that we do stop and reflect on what we have achieved and what our next steps should be.

The ACT Department of Education and Training is a leader in providing quality education for students with a disability. The department provides an extraordinary breadth and depth of services, a fact acknowledged in the recent and extensive review of special education in ACT schools. Students in ACT schools benefited from skilled and professional teachers, and students have access to a range of classes and support programs to meet their individual needs.

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