Page 5839 - Week 14 - Wednesday, 7 December 2011

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to meet costs associated with their professional requirements and additional pastoral care support within two very important schools in the ACT public education system, the Black Mountain school and the Woden school. In supporting Ms Porter’s motion and in supporting reform in public education, I commend this motion to the Assembly.

Question put:

That Mr Doszpot’s amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 6

Noes 11

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Doszpot

Dr Bourke

Ms Hunter

Mrs Dunne

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the negative.

MS HUNTER (Ginninderra—Parliamentary Leader, ACT Greens) (3.56), by leave: I move the following amendments together:

(1) In subparagraph (2)(a), after “implementation”, insert “to date”.

(2) In subparagraph (2)(c), after “implementation”, insert “to date”.

The amendments that I have just moved are simply about clarifying a couple of parts of Ms Porter’s original motion. In relation to paragraph 2(a), where it talks about the successful implementation of the national curriculum in the ACT, it just clarifies the status and where we are up to on that by inserting the words “to date” so that it states “successful implementation to date of the national curriculum”.

As has been said, certainly in Mr Doszpot’s speech and in my speech, this is an ongoing process. Also, in paragraph 2(c) we note the “successful ACT implementation of national partnerships”. As was mentioned in some speeches, there has been significant hard work done by teachers out there on the ground and done by members of the department in implementing what we have got today on these national partnerships. But of course there is work that still needs to be done.

I note again that it is about inserting those words so it would be very clear that, yes, to date there has been successful work undertaken, as I said, by hardworking teachers, by officers in the Department of Education and Training, but just to clarify that these are ongoing processes.

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella) (3.58): I certainly agree with paragraph 1(a) of Ms Porter’s motion about the significant role that teachers play in delivering positive educational outcomes for ACT students. The rest of the motion is just fabrication,

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