Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 30 March 2017) . . Page.. 1371 ..
This work is only the beginning and over the coming year, as we have a community-led discussion towards a future of education strategy, I am sure that more opportunities to improve will arise. I want to hear firsthand from people, particularly from parents and students, and will be taking time to check that I have understood their views and test the ideas as they develop. Just to reassure those opposite again, there will be opportunities for education stakeholders, including non-government schools, to put their opinion into the mix.
Ms Berry presented the following paper:
Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual Report 2015-2016—Land Development Agency—Corrigendum.
Mr Gentleman presented the following paper:
Planning, Building and Environment Legislation Amendment Bill 2017—revised explanatory statement.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body—reports on estimates hearings 2014 and 2015—government response
Paper and statement by minister
MS STEPHEN-SMITH (Kurrajong—Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion, Minister for Disability, Children and Youth, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations) (3.52): For the information of members, I present the following paper:
ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body—2014 and 2015 Hearings Reports—Government response.
I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: Thank you for the opportunity to present the government response to the 2014 and 2015 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body hearings to the Assembly today. The government response relates to reports of the hearings within the third term of the elected body. Both reports were formally provided to the former Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Dr Chris Bourke MLA, on 19 August 2016, prior to the commencement of the caretaker period.
Under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body Act 2008, directors-general of all ACT government directorates are called to hearings to present evidence on their respective directorates’ spending and decision-making. The act provides a mechanism for the elected body to monitor and report on the services