Page 1368 - Week 05 - Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Ms Burch presented the following papers:
Pursuant to section 66A—Government Schools Education Council—Budget Submission 2013-2014.
Pursuant to section 118A—Non-Government Schools Education Council—ACT Budget Considerations for 2013-2014, dated 24 February 2013.
Papers and statement by minister
MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Disability, Children and Young People, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Women, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Racing and Gaming): For the information of members, I present the following papers:
Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual Report 2011-2012—Education and Training Directorate—Corrigenda.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education—Annual Report 2011-2012, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 24 May 2000 concerning Indigenous education, as amended 16 February 2006—Corrigenda.
I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.
MS BURCH: I table the corrigenda to two reports of the Education and Training Directorate for the 2011-12 financial year. The reports are the Education and Training Directorate annual report 2011-12 and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education report 2011-12. The directorate’s annual report was circulated out of session on 28 September last year and tabled in the Assembly on 27 November 2012. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander report was tabled in the Assembly on 26 February of this year.
The Education and Training Directorate has advised me that the number and percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students achieving a year 12 certificate in 2011 in both reports have been identified as incorrect. Consequently I used the incorrect data when tabling the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander report in the Assembly and on two occasions that I am aware of on 22 February of this year at the annual report hearings of the Education and Training Directorate. The corrigenda correct the record.
The errors occurred due to methodological differences between the Education and Training Directorate and the office of the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies in reporting the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students completing