Page 3773 - Week 10 - Wednesday, 26 August 2009

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methods available, to eliminate as far as is possible bullying and other forms of disruptive behaviour within our schools. I take the opportunity on behalf of the opposition to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all of our teachers and administrative staff in all of our schools in the ACT.

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (7.08), in reply: Thank you very much, members. I would like to thank Ms Hunter for her contribution this evening and for her support of this motion. I know Ms Hunter has an interest in and a strong understanding of restorative justice, as is evident from her remarks just now. I thank also Mr Hanson for his support of this motion. I also thank the minister for his comments and for his vision, his continual commitment to education in the ACT and his support of restorative practices amongst all of the different tools and methods that are used to keep our schools safe. I know he will continue to do that.

I, along with other members, would like to commend all the staff, students, parents and teachers and all those involved in our education system here as well as in the department, of course. I would just to like to thank members for their support, and I am looking forward to the future.

Motion agreed to.


Motion (by Mr Barr) agreed to:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

The Assembly adjourned at 7.10 pm.

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