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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 12 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 3934..


(3) N/A.

Youth—skills development

(Question No 1286)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 21 September 2006:

In relation to Action 34 in the Economic White Paper, has the Skills Development for Young Adults at Risk initiative been introduced; if so, what benefits have been achieved from this initiative; if not, why not.

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

(1) The Young Adults at Risk - Developing Skills Initiative funds several programs, all of which have been very successful. The major program is known as Young Adults at Risk Developing Skills or YARDS.

Since commencement, there have been 103 participants in the YARDS program. Of these:

    • 50 participants have gone on to enrol in further education
    • 20 have found employment
    • 23 have been referred to other agencies (such as mental health).

(Note: the other 10 participants chose not to pursue further opportunities within the YARDS program).

Taxation—payroll tax

(Question No 1287)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 21 September 2006:

In relation to Action 35 in the Economic White Paper, have Group Training companies been exempted from payroll tax for second and third year apprentices; if not, why not

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

(1) Legislation to provide this exemption was passed by the Assembly on 9 May 2006, with the full support of the Opposition.

Education—vocational education and training program

(Question No 1288)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Business and Economic Development, upon notice, on 21 September 2006:


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