The Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs invites submissions to its Inquiry into the management and minimisation of bullying and violence in ACT schools.
The matter, and terms of reference, was referred to the Committee by the Legislative Assembly on 4 April 2019. The Committee is required to complete its inquiry and table its final report by 24 October 2019.
The Committee welcomes submissions from stakeholders and the general public. The Committee is particularly interested in hearing from parents, carers and teachers. Written submissions should be lodged with the Committee Secretary by close of business on Thursday 16 May 2019.
Submissions that identify individual people or schools party to bullying or violence, cannot be published.
If you intend to make a submission, and would like it to be considered for publishing, please keep the following points in mind:
The Committee will also accept submissions in two parts. For example, you could tell the Committee about your personal experience in one part (and this would remain confidential), whilst the second part could focus on systems and policy aspects which may be appropriate for publishing.
The Committee reminds submitters that once a committee receives a submission it becomes the property of the committee and must not be published, or shared, until it is authorised for publication by the Committee. Once received by the committee, the submission is covered by parliamentary privilege. For this reason, committees are very careful about receiving submissions and authorising them for publication.
The Committee prefers all submissions to be lodged in electronic form (Word format), although handwritten submissions are acceptable. All submissions, including those sent electronically, must include a name, an email address, a postal address and a telephone contact number. Personal contact details will not be published.
The Committee intends to hold public hearings in May 2019 to assist the Inquiry. Please indicate in your written submission if you would like to appear before the Committee. Please be aware that the final witness selection rests with the Committee.
Submissions should be forwarded to:
For further information on how to lodge a submission and parliamentary privilege is available at: http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/in-committees/Getting-involved.
For any further enquiries, please contact the Committee Secretary, Kate Harkins on (02) 6207 0524 or by email at: LACommitteeEEYA@parliament.act.gov.au.
Terms of reference
The Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs shall consider the following matters:
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