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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 2 Hansard (17 February) . . Page.. 651..


Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders-teachers

(Question No 30)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 7 December 2004:

(1) How many indigenous teachers are currently employed in the government school system;

(2) Of those indigenous teachers, how many are (a) male and (b) female.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Fifteen

(2) (a) Three

(b) Twelve

NOTE: These figures include five female indigenous teachers registered as casual teachers.

Children-childcare services

(Question No 31)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Children, Youth and Family Support, upon notice, on 7 December 2004:

(1) What is the licensing regime to provide childcare services, including family day care, after school care and centre-based care;

(2) How often are spot checks on these facilities made;

(3) Are facilities given warning of checks being made;

(4) What action is taken if the facility is found not to meet the standards set.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Children and Young People Act 1999 (the Act) requires all childcare services and family day care schemes in the ACT to be licensed. The licensing process is detailed in the Act. Refer to http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/1999-63/default.asp. For relevant licensing conditions, refer to http://www.det.act.gov.au/services/OCYFS_Childrens_Services.htm

(2) Refer to above information.

(3) Refer to above information.

(4) Refer to above information.


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