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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 8 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 3085 ..

MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

This bill moves the territory forward with an integrated approach to the registration of both vocational and non-university providers of education and training in the ACT. The bill will consolidate our current position of high quality and continue to safeguard the interests of the ACT tertiary education system, its learners, educators and the community at large, who all participate.

In conclusion, I thank members for their support. I would also like to thank my staff and departmental officers, particularly Brendan Ryan and Anne Houghton, for their work on getting the bill to this stage.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

The bill.

MS GALLAGHER (Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, Minister for Women and Minister for Industrial Relations) (6.49): I seek leave to move amendments 1 to 16 circulated in my name together.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: I move amendments 1 to 16 circulated in my name [see schedule 10 at page 3095].

Amendments agreed to.

Bill as a whole, as amended, agreed to.


Motion (by Ms Gallagher ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Death of Mr Sergio Vieira de Mello

MR PRATT (6.50): Mr Speaker, I rise to demonstrate my deep sadness at news yesterday of the death of Sergio Vieira de Mello, the head of the UN assist mission in Iraq, and the deaths of his UN staff comrades and those brave Iraqi staff killed along with him in the horrific truck bomb attack in Baghdad.

I knew Sergio professionally and had met with him in Africa and the Balkans. He was a very professional, very patient charismatic man who was often the UN's rapporteur across the world's trouble spots. My experiences working alongside the UN were mixed and varied, although on balance they were positive ones. In the cumbersome bureaucracy that is unavoidably the United Nations, Sergio shone out as a real leader-a very

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