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implementation of current ACT programs, including national programs for youth training and education;

the effectiveness of current youth training programs and strategies;

current programs available through ACT secondary colleges, vocational training programs and tertiary institutions;

the role and programs conducted by all Registered Training Organizations (RTOs);

provision of vocational education and training to culturally and linguistically diverse students;

relevant experiences and learnings from Australian state, commonwealth and international jurisdictions; and

any other relevant matter.

The committee will shortly be calling for public submissions to the inquiry.

ACTEW Corporation Ltd—governance

Statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Tourism and Events and Minister for Community Services), by leave: I am providing this statement pursuant to part (9)(g) of the resolution passed by the Assembly on 10 April this year. Under that part of the resolution the government indicated it would provide an update on various items relating to the governance of ACTEW.

In relation to the enlarged Cotter Dam, the project is still expected to be completed by July 2013 and there has been no change in the revised budget estimate of $405 million.

In accordance with part (9)(b) of the Assembly resolution, I previously provided a statement to the Assembly on 9 May 2013 about the issues discussed at the ACTEW general meeting on 15 April 2013 relating to the remuneration of the managing director.

I would like to further advise that the government is currently preparing a response to the subsequent report issued by the ACT Auditor-General entitled Executive remuneration disclosed in ACTEW Corporation Limited’s 2010-11 financial statements and annual report 2011.

I can also confirm that at a meeting held on 12 April 2013 senior government officials briefed the Leader of the Opposition about various matters relating to ACTEW. In a letter dated 6 May 2013 the Chief Minister provided Mr Hanson with certain information that had been requested at the meeting with the government officials.

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