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The committee will also remain alert to developments under the new Administrative Arrangements. Committee work is very valuable in challenging big issues in the community and providing a forum to explore complex issues in greater depth. As far as social policy is concerned, there are often so many factors linked to any particular issue that a quick-fix remedy does not get to the root of the problem. This is certainly the case with the issue of violence in schools. I hope that the Government will respond to the many concerns in this report. I look forward to productive outcomes and debate in the Social Policy Committee over the next three years.
Debate (on motion by Ms McRae) adjourned.
SOCIAL POLICY - STANDING COMMITTEE
Inquiry into Violence in Schools
MS TUCKER (12.02): Mr Speaker, I wish to inform the Assembly, pursuant to standing order 246A, that on 5 June 1995 the Standing Committee on Social Policy resolved to inquire into and report on the prevention of violence in schools with particular reference to the following:
(1) the current programs and need for programs for preventing violence, bullying and harassment across the different sectors of schooling;
(2) training and support for teachers in managing programs;
(3) resourcing of programs;
(4) issues relating to case management within the school and the broader community;
(5) evaluation mechanisms in place; and
(6) any other related matters.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM - STANDING COMMITTEE
Inquiry into Economic Benefits from Tourism based upon Development ofTerritory’s National and Nature Parks
MR KAINE (12.03): Mr Speaker, I wish to inform the Assembly, pursuant to standing order 246A, that on 6 June 1995 the then Standing Committee on Tourism and ACT Promotion resolved to undertake an inquiry concerning our national and nature parks. The terms of reference for that inquiry are to inquire into and report on the benefits to the ACT economy arising from the further expansion of tourism based upon the development of the Territory's national and nature parks with particular regard to the sensitivity of these areas, and having regard for the ecological attraction; the recreational