Page 2216 - Week 08 - Tuesday, 4 August 2015

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MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, in the recent master planning process for Belconnen, why was the University of Canberra explicitly excluded from the boundary in which the master plan applied?

MR GENTLEMAN: The boundary for the Belconnen town centre is for the town centre itself. It was not for the University of Canberra.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Coe.

MR COE: Minister, why is it appropriate to allow the University of Canberra to develop land without it being required to pay the lease variation charge as every other developer must?

MR GENTLEMAN: The government provides incentive for developers to make changes in the territory. Out of those outcomes we expect the territory to grow. In this case, as I said in my first answer, it is about knowledge growth in the territory, and jobs growth as well.


MR DOSZPOT: My question is to the Minister for Education and Training. Minister, regarding the report of the incident involving the boy in a cage at an ACT public school, given several deadlines have been announced as to when the report will be delivered and each deadline has been missed, can you provide the latest update on when the internal report into the incident of the cage-like structure erected in March in one ACT public school will be released, and will it be tabled in the Assembly?

MS BURCH: For members’ interest, the investigation, as I understand it, has been concluded. I am awaiting the decision from the independent delegate. I will clarify that, as the director-general and I have said, this is, in many ways, an HR review. I will come back and provide to the broader community, including Assembly members, what I can. The community rightly has an interest in this matter, but as to whether I will put the entire HR review to you, Mr Doszpot, it is highly unlikely.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, will the terms of reference be made public when the report is released; and if not, why not?

MS BURCH: With respect to part of that answer, I would ask you to refer to what I just said. Mr Doszpot, you asked that question around the terms of reference in the estimates committee and the Education and Training Directorate gave you an answer. The terms of reference will not be made public. The decision as to whether they are, post the conclusion and a decision by the delegate, is yet to be determined.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

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