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for the Assembly’s education committee to have a look at these matters as well has been postponed and, in fact, put down the order of priorities. This was a matter that was subject to the parliamentary agreement between Labor and the Greens and a matter that I thought there was very strong support for in both parties to progress.

I am surprised that the Assembly committee of review has not commenced at this point. I have indicated that. It is disappointing that issues that perhaps look backwards rather than looking forwards have been prioritised. Nonetheless, I am optimistic that the combination of this review and the Assembly review, once it finally commences, will lead to some very positive outcomes.

Some of the issues that the Greens have raised outside the scope of the Shaddock review can and should be considered in the Assembly review, and I certainly encourage the Assembly committee, in line with the parliamentary agreement, to fast-track the review of special education. It clearly is far more important than some of the other reviews that that committee has taken on to date.

Mr Stanhope: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.


Mr Speaker presented the following papers:

Standing order 191—Amendments to:

Adoption Amendment Bill 2008, dated 3 March 2009.

Revenue Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 (No 2), dated 3 March 2009.

Road Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 (No 2), dated 3 March 2009.

Executive contracts

Papers and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage) (2.56): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Public Sector Management Act, pursuant to sections 31A and 79—Copies of executive contracts or instruments—

Short-term contracts:

Adrian Walsh, dated 9 February 2009.

Anthony Polinelli, dated 18 February 2009.

Craig Hooper, dated 16 December 2008.

Danielle Krajina, dated 12 February 2009.

Frank Duggan, dated 19 January 2009.

Gregory Newton, dated 20 January 2009.

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