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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2021) . . Page.. 2030 ..


Between 2018 and 2021, 42 public schools had already ceased school banking. We know that schools wanted to look at different ways to provide financial literacy to their students. I also want to acknowledge, through those school banking programs, the incredible work of the ACT’s P&C volunteers, who have contributed really well to those communities over the years through those school banking programs.

MR DAVIS: Minister, since passage of the motion, I have been contacted by a number of educators and organisations who run a range of innovative financial literacy programs. Has the minister received similar representations—

Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker, on a point of order—

MADAM SPEAKER: Can you resume your seat?

Mr Hanson: That sounds like significant preamble to the supplementary. I would ask you to rule on that.

MADAM SPEAKER: To the question, Mr Davis.

MR DAVIS: Has the minister received similar representations and, if so, what has been the outcome of those representations?

MS BERRY: The ACT Education Directorate has been partnering with ASIC to formalise and extend the good work that they do in ACT schools that are already doing financial literacy education. We have been further promoting the use of ASIC’s Moneysmart for school resources as well.

MR BRADDOCK: Are those resources now available for students in ACT schools?

MS BERRY: Yes.

Sport—swimming pools

MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for Sport and Recreation. Several Canberrans have contacted the Canberra Liberals with concerns about the 50-metre pool at the Stromlo Leisure Centre, reporting issues with water pumping. The $36 million pool was opened less than a year ago and is meant to serve more than 100,000 Canberrans in the area. Minister, in a 13 August media release you described the leisure centre as “a world-class facility for the community to enjoy”. We have heard such statements before in relation to the closed 50-metre pool at the Gungahlin Leisure Centre, which has been plagued with problems. Minister, what is the problem with water pumping at the Stromlo 50-metre pool?

MS BERRY: I will take that question on notice.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson.


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