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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 6 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 2829..


Constable Kenny Koala;

Children At Risk;

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Community Liaison Officer;

Sexual Assault Research;

Bushfire Arson Research; and

Turnaround Evaluation Consultancy

A decision has now been taken to divert the sum of $143,000, previously allocated for the purposes of funding the Emergency Services Bureau (ESB) personnel who staff the Council on the Ageing's in-home security assessment Community Liaison and Advisory Safety Program (CLASP). The funding was originally allocated to help ESB maintain staffing resources to the program in what looked like being a difficult year, budget-wise, as a result of the 2003 bushfires. However, additional funding has been allocated from elsewhere to ESB and it has been able to continue its support to CLASP without the crime prevention allocation.

Instead, the $143,000 is to be diverted to support the recently announced major review on policing needs for the Territory. The review is investigating ACT crime trends and other demographic and environmental features to help determine more accurately the policing needs for the ACT; it will inquire into the financial and human resources (including police numbers) required to service those needs; and examine governance frameworks to support the relationship between the Territory, the Australian Government and the service provider, the Australian Federal Police.

It is unlikely that the review will be completed before 30 June 2004 and some of this funding will need to be rolled over into the 2004-05 financial year.

Students-dress standards

(Question No 1545)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 13 May 2004:

(1) Does the Department of Education, Youth and Family Services have guidelines for dress standards for students;

(2) If so, what are these guidelines;

(3) If they are different for each school, what are the common guidelines for dress standards for students across A.C.T. government schools;

(4) If there are no guidelines, whose responsibility is it to ensure that students are appropriately dressed when at school and when doing school sporting activities;

(5) Have there been any complaints to schools, the Department or the Minister about students' dress standards in (a) 2002-2003 and (b) 2003-2004 to date;

(6) If so, how many complaints were there and what action has been taken as a result of these complaints being made.

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


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