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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 3 Hansard (26 May) . . Page.. 544 ..

MR MOORE (continuing):

I think, in the review, we really ought to ask ourselves, "What is the best way of delivering education in the ACT?". We ought to go back and look at what was happening prior to self-government and say, "Was that just a system that suited us prior to self-government because we did not have a self-governing body; but what lessons can we learn from what was established there?". Remember that the college system that we have in the ACT is widely recognised as one of the most successful parts of our education system and one of the most successful parts of education systems right around Australia. It seems to me that we have to be very careful to ensure that we protect the good parts of our education system, while improving on them and improving on the rest of the education system at the same time.

MR STEFANIAK (Minister for Education) (11.47), in reply: I thank members for their comments, and I close the debate, Mr Speaker.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.


Debate resumed from 19 May 1998, on motion by Mr Humphries:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR STANHOPE (Leader of the Opposition) (11.48): This adjourned Bill is a Bill in relation to whether or not - - -

Mr Moore: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: I believe that Mr Stanhope has spoken. He would need leave to speak again, which I am sure we would be happy to give him.

MR SPEAKER: No, that is not the case, Mr Moore, actually. For members' edification, the people who have spoken are Mr Moore, Mr Stefaniak, Ms Tucker and Mr Wood.

Mr Moore: I apologise.

Mr Humphries: Mr Speaker, on the same point of order: I have with me a copy of the Hansard from last Tuesday, and I have just been reading Mr Stanhope's speech on this Bill.

MR SPEAKER: Not according to my information.

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