Page 4116 - Week 11 - Thursday, 21 September 2017

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Annual and financial reports are prepared by agencies in accordance with the Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act 2004, the Financial Management Act 1996 and the annual report directions. In this regard, the government seeks to ensure that annual and financial reports are continually updated to reflect best practice and full accountability. The standing committees made a combined total of 122 recommendations.

Mr Assistant Speaker, the government has agreed in full or in principle to 88 of those 122 recommendations, has noted 23 recommendations and has not agreed with seven recommendations. For those doing the maths, there are four recommendations not covered there. They were not specifically directed to the ACT government and were not relevant for government response. In conclusion, I commend the government responses to each of these seven standing committee reports to the Assembly.


Mr Barr presented the following paper:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual Report 2015-2016—ACT Public Service—State of the Service Report (incorporating the Commissioner for Public Administration, ACT Public Service Workforce profile and ACT Public Sector profile)—Corrigendum 2.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education—annual report 2016-17

Paper and statement by minister

MS BERRY (Ginninderra—Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Women and Minister for Sport and Recreation) (3.40): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, pursuant to the resolution of the Assembly of 24 May 2000 concerning Indigenous education, as amended 16 February 2006—Annual report 2016-17.

I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS BERRY: I am pleased to present the annual report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education in ACT public schools for the period July 2016 to June 2017. This report reflects the ACT government’s commitment to meet the needs and aspirations of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The report provides a selection of case studies and examples of programs that are making a difference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students across ACT public schools. These examples highlight the progress that has been made in embedding cultural integrity and strengths-based approaches to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in every school and every classroom.

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