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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 1 Hansard (14 February) . . Page.. 341..


ADP Needle and Syringe Program

The Alcohol and Drug Program is an accredited provider under the Needle and Syringe Program and provides a secondary outlet.

Staffing projections for June 2008 for the Alcohol and Drug program are as current.

ACT Health Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Unit

(a) The role of the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Unit is to advise ACT Health and the ACT Government on strategic policy issues of national, territory-wide and health sector wide importance. The unit is also responsible for negotiations with funding bodies and service providers and manages service agreements with the non-government and government sectors.

(b) The Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Unit is resourced for 5 FTE staff but currently there are 4 FTE staff employed.

(c) The FTE staff projection for June 2008 for the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Unit is 5 FTE

(d) The staff classification: (2) (i) & (ii) Alcohol and Drug Policy Unit:

1 x FTE SOG B

1 x FTE SOG C

3 x FTE ASO 6

(4) Alcohol and Drug Program: Vacancies will be advertised and recruited to, to ensure quality client service delivery is maintained.


Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Unit: The current vacant 1 x FTE ASO6 position will be filled in early 2008 when the employee is expected to return from a short term secondment.

(Attachment A is available at the Chamber Support Office)

Schools—recycling bins

(Question No 1786)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 21 November 2007:

(1) Is there a requirement for all ACT public schools to have recycling bins available; if not, (a) why not and (b) are there plans to make this a requirement;

(2) How many schools are participating in the Waste Wise Schools program;

(3) Is the Government offering incentives or encouragement to schools to implement the Waste Wise Schools program.

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

(1) There is no requirement that schools have recycling bins. Schools are however encouraged to get involved in the ACT Government's Sustainable Schools Program


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