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He went on to win the commercial cadet of the year in the ACT for project management. He has built his own six-star home and office in an old factory in Melbourne and now manages his own multimillion dollar business in Melbourne. At least that is what I am led to believe; the dollars are rising every day. It gives him a big headache and sometimes he says that he is too stressed to have five minutes off. He actually worked over Christmas when most trades shut down but he is the result of this education system that we have in the ACT.

Those who would like to see his work need only go to Mount Stromlo to see the new scientific centre built after the fires of 2003, the one with the incredible wave wall. This is an example of what having this kind of education in the ACT offers young people. I thank the minister for her affirmation of CIT and of the VET sector more generally.

I hope that her remarks and those of other members on this side of the chamber will go a long way to assist to repair any damage to the morale of those who work or study in this area who may be somewhat upset after listening to Mr Doszpot’s contribution. I commend their work and I commend those who work in the directorate to support them. I commend my motion to members.

Motion agreed to.

Government Procurement (Transparency in Spending) Amendment Bill 2014

Debate resumed from 24 September 2014, on motion by Mr Coe:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

Debate (on motion by Mr Barr) adjourned to the next sitting.

Sitting suspended from 12.23 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

Health—palliative care

MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for Health. I have been informed by palliative care providers that the ACT government is withdrawing a number of services from private aged-care facilities that are currently provided by ACT Health. Minister, have there been any changes in the number of government-funded palliative care nurses in the 2014-15 financial year?

MR CORBELL: Not that I am aware of.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: In the recent past, how many government-funded ACT palliative care nurses have provided services to patients in private aged-care facilities?

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