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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Wednesday, 25 September 2019) . . Page.. 3861 ..


Of course, CIT offers a range of courses at the Tuggeranong campus, including asbestos awareness and white card courses, foundation skills courses, general education courses, business courses, early childhood education and care courses, accounting courses, hospitality courses, and digital media and technology courses.

CIT consults widely with students, staff, the community, industry and other areas of ACT government to ensure that any changes that are made provide the most effective student learning experience. I trust that this information puts to bed the misinformation contained in yesterday’s question.

Animals—dangerous dogs

MR STEEL: In question time yesterday Ms Lawder stated that she wrote to me on 2 July and on 5 August in relation to a dog attack incident and had not received a response. I had in fact responded on 12 August. As an update, the dog in question has been seized by domestic animal services and currently remains at domestic animal services.

Government—veterans employment strategy

MR RAMSAY: I briefly want to correct the record in respect of an answer I gave yesterday regarding the ACT veterans employment program. In my answer, I mentioned that the new head of Access Canberra was attending operation boss lift this week. I misspoke. It was actually last week that Mr Price attended the program, along with the chief officer of ACT Fire & Rescue.

During that program last week they visited HMAS Watson in Sydney. They were flown via Navy helicopter to HMAS Albatross in Nowra. They then travelled to HMAS Creswell in Jervis Bay. They were then taken by boat to HMAS Canberra, which is one of the Navy’s newest ships. The participants participated in 24 hours on board HMAS Canberra with the ship’s company, seeing all aspects of the ship’s operations, including flight operations and boarding operations.

Madam Speaker, they have indicated to me that the experience reinforced how Defence reservists and personnel learn remarkable leadership, teamwork, problem solving and resilience skills, which are all highly valued in government. They found it interesting to see that the reservists simply blend into the mix with the other personnel. From an operational perspective, there is no difference. Each member, whether they are reservist or a career officer, is treated the same.

They have also remarked to me that it was clear that being a Defence Force reservist can provide a retention option for government employees, whereby it provides them with the opportunity to have two careers in one to learn valuable skills and to gain practical experiences that have a civilian work benefit.

Leave of absence

Motion (by Mr Gentleman) agreed to:


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