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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 04 Hansard (Tuesday, 20 April 2021) . . Page.. 884 ..


I look forward to working with colleagues, stakeholders and community members over the next 12 months as the review is undertaken, and look forward to receiving the findings by August next year. This is important to ensure that the ACT’s framework for ART is best practice and provides the best possible outcomes for our community.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Anzac Day—commemorations

Statement by minister

MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Families and Community Services and Minister for Health) (4.47), by leave: I believe that, during question time, I indicated that the office of the Chief Health Officer had been working directly with the RSL in relation to a proposed Anzac Day march. I can advise that the office of the Chief Health Officer has in fact been working with the Australian War Memorial in relation to the arrangements for the dawn service and the national ceremony, which includes the march. I understand that the War Memorial has been working with the RSL.

The Chief Health Officer has approved all exemption requests that have been submitted by the Australian War Memorial, without change. The office of the Chief Health Officer has not been in direct contact with the RSL in relation to the march, as these arrangements were being coordinated by the Australian War Memorial as the host of the national ceremony.

Appropriation Bill 2020-2021

[Cognate bill:

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2020-2021

Cognate papers:

Committees—Standing—report

Committees—Standing—report—government response]

Detail stage

Schedule 1—Appropriations—Proposed expenditure.

Debate resumed.

Education Directorate—Part 1.4

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (4.49): In responding to the appropriation for education, it is important to look at the underlying performance of our education system and what there is in this budget that will actually lift what has been described by numerous experts and a series of reviews as underperforming.

In 2016 the Education Directorate commissioned a study by Professor Stephen Lamb, the Lamb report, to analyse the academic performance of ACT government schools, which found that ACT schools, on average, achieved negative results on every


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