Second Reading-EDUCATION AND TRAINING REFORM AMENDMENT BILL 2020

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (18:58): In the very brief time I have I just want to point out on this bill the importance of enabling the employment of our assessors. Our assessors turn up every year, both currently employed and retired educators, year after year to do an essential job at this time of the year. I know that very well, because my mother-in-law, Ms Ruth Hastings, who was a long-term Glen Waverley Secondary College teacher, has been doing it for over the last decade, and it is the highlight of her year. It is a stressful time, but she does an exceptional job, like every other assessor.

 

In the last few seconds that I have left I would also like to wish our VCE and VCAL students very good luck for the upcoming period. It has been a difficult year, but I know that you will get there and I know you will do well. I still have some time—this is good. We can extend—I will go all night. The other thing I would like to say is Brentwood Secondary College are having their valedictory dinner tonight, and again I wish the— (Time expired)