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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 3 Hansard (3 April) . . Page.. 1031..


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

(1) The Disability Advisory Council is currently developing its work plan for 2008-09.

(2) The release of public reports is being considered by the Disability Advisory Council as part of its 2008-09 work plan.

Disability services—employment

(Question No 1868)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability and Community Services, upon notice, on 14 February 2008:

What progress has been made in relation to the Workforce Development Strategy since it was developed in 2006 and has Stage Two been completed in regard to the development of an implementation plan and the establishment of new programs as outlined on page 19 of the 2006-07 Disability ACT annual report.

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

(1) Disability ACT released the Disability Sector Workforce Strategy in 2007 and established a cross-sector working group that is co-chaired by a community and a government representative.

(2) Stage two of the Strategy has commenced.

Disability services—support services

(Question No 1869)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability and Community Services, upon notice, on 14 February 2008:

What direct support services have been provided to the 25 individuals, as identified in the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services annual report 2006-07, and how have they benefited from the $426 000 funding provided to the Community Programs Association.

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

(1) The Community Programs Association supports young people and adults who have completed school and are not ready or who may not be able to seek or participate in full time employment. Community Programs Association provided the following services to 25 individuals in 2006-07;

a. 425 hours of community development including projects to enhance the use of community facilities by people with disabilities;

b. 4,610 hours of community access including the facilitation of clients planned access to community events, groups, and activities supported by disability support staff; and


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