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MS BURCH: To be concise, it was part of the result of a public tender process. The time line for 2014 is to accommodate when they expect the influx of students to come.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.
MR DOSZPOT: Minister, what is the difference between modular, relocatable buildings and demountable buildings and what does it really mean to students and teachers?
MS BURCH: I would encourage them to have a look at the designs and the information that is available about that. They may want to go out and actually talk to the principal and find that she is very happy with the resources that will come in. If you want the technical expertise and advice, then you go to the technical drawings.
Mr Hanson: Is that a—
MADAM SPEAKER: I am sorry?
Mr Hanson: I was on a point of order, Madam Speaker. The minister has just failed to answer the question.
MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Dr Bourke.
DR BOURKE: Minister, what advantages will these particular buildings offer to the students and teachers at Duffy Primary School?
MS BURCH: I thank Dr Bourke for his question. He has an interest about the positive impacts that this will have for the school rather than digging in to the building tender specifications of these particular units. The school community is very pleased to have these additional resources. They were very involved, in looking through the design, in what that school wanted. This matches their needs very closely. They were very keen to have a match to the existing roof line and to the layout of the school—that the school footprint would not be too negatively impacted. That is where there is the effort that we have put in. It is not necessarily for me to understand the building design specifications. Rather, is the school happy with this result? The answer is yes. Are they coming in in an appropriate time? The answer is yes. Is the school principal pleased with the result of her effort and her contribution and input to this process? The answer is yes.
MS BERRY: My question is to the Minister for the Arts. Minister, could you outline what ACT government support is available for Canberra-based art organisations wishing to establish an artist-in-residence program?
MS BURCH: I thank Ms Berry for her question. Recently artsACT announced the artists-in-residence program for 2013. The ACT government has allocated $50,000 each year over the next four years to develop artists-in-residence opportunities. The