084. James Mitchell


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What services do you believe are most important for the ACT? Transport, public education and first class hospital care are items I think are essential for the future of Canberra.
How can the ACT Government deliver current services more efficiently and productively or to better meet the needs of Canberrans?-
Are there particular services that you think the ACT Government can improve?It concerns me to read of failures at our hospitals or incidences of work place bullying, things that should never ever happen.

 As a former ACT teacher and principal I'm also concerned that schools receive adequate ancillary support as they integrate students with disabilities into mainstream classrooms. It is essential that staff be fully briefed before special needs children are enrolled and placed in a class. Not all teachers are emotionally or professionally equipped to manage a class where a special needs student has or will be integrated. Similarly the Department must be prepared to provide support staff over and above the normal staffing levels if the placement is to be a success for the student, their family, other students and staff.
What can the ACT Government do to make Canberra even more liveable?Continue developing a transport network including light rail to a point where public transport is the prime choice for people make when travelling in our city.