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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 375..


Ms Gallagher: The answer to Mr Pratt's question is:

(1) The value of bids submitted by schools for the transportable amenity improvement program funding totalled $65 000. Consequently the project value in the 2002-03 capital works program for this item was revised down by $35 000.

(2) No schools that sought to improve the amenity of their transportable classrooms have missed out on funding.

(3) The schools that benefited from the $65 000 spent last financial year and works undertaken are as follows:

Gilmore Primary School

Air conditioning

Isabella Plains Primary School

Air conditioning

Gordon Primary School

Air conditioning

Miles Franklin Primary School

Air conditioning

Chisholm Primary School

Air conditioning

Monash Primary School

Air conditioning

Crime-school thefts

(Question No 1143)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 27 November 2003:

In relation to school thefts:

(1) How many schools have been broken into so far this school year;

(2) In each case what goods were stolen from the school and what was the value of each theft;

(3) How many (a) school computers and (b) teacher computers have been stolen from schools so far this year;

(4) In how many cases did the school itself have to recover insurance costs;

(5) In how many cases did the Department of Education, Youth and Family Services recover the insurance cost;

(6) What is the average cost of theft to schools in Canberra each year;

(7) What level of theft must occur before the Department picks up the insurance costs; and

(8) Has there even been an instance where a school has not been able to afford the insurance costs associated with theft. If so, which school, when, and how was this/these cases then handled.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to Mr Pratt's question is:

(1) Schools have reported a total of 117 break-ins across 34 schools in 2003 as at 8 December.


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