Page 4100 - Week 11 - Thursday, 21 September 2017

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something like that and it has not been included on the website. I will check in with the task force to find out what has happened there. I know that soon the development applications will be lodged and that the Holder community will then be able to have a further conversation with the task force about the development and raise any other concerns that they may still have.

MR HANSON: Minister, are you aware of any ongoing concerns from Holder residents about this development?

MS BERRY: I am advised that the Holder community have been reasonably happy with the way that the task force has consulted with them, had a conversation with them about the development and have acknowledged the significant changes that have been made to the plans through the conversations with the community.

Whilst I am not sure that every single one of their concerns will have been completely resolved by the task force through those conversations, the conversations have been deep and well-considered and the task force has taken into account the concerns of the Holder community.

MRS JONES: Minister, when will the final designs for this development be made public?

MS BERRY: They will be made public when the development application—

Mrs Jones: When is that?

MS BERRY: I do not know.

Education—education ministerial council

MS ORR: My question is to the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development. Minister, can you update the Assembly on the outcomes of the education ministerial council meeting held last week, particularly as they relate to school funding and reform in the ACT?

MS BERRY: Unfortunately, I do not have a lot to update the Assembly on, by way of outcomes. This was the first ministerial council meeting to occur since the passage of the federal government’s education amendment bill. Together with most state and territory governments, the ACT has maintained our opposition to the unilateral termination of the Gonski agreement, and we have honoured our election commitment by doing that.

I continue to advocate for the best interests of the ACT as we seek to influence the in-school reform agenda that the federal government is now seeking to progress through regulations under the act and through bilateral funding negotiations. This includes things like a national year 1 phonics test, loadings for students with a disability and other policy reforms likely to emerge through the Gonski 2 process.

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