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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1815..


The ACT Government is in discussions with the Provisional Liquidator - who is managing the three CREEDA incubators including the Downer facility - as to its future.

The ACT Government and Provisional Liquidator are working towards a solution to resolve long standing issues across the three sites. One option being discussed is that the ACT Government takes over direct management of the sites. While discussions are still progressing regarding this option, the decision will ultimately require the agreement of the Provisional Liquidator who is managing CREEDA's interests.

Until agreement is reached, it is not possible to provide definitive advice on future rental rates for individual tenants. However, if the ACT Government was to take over direct management it is expected that community organisations currently in the three CREEDA sites will be offered rental arrangements consistent with those of community organisations in other ACT Government owned and operated facilities.

Children—care database

(Question No 1999)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 1 April 2008:

(1) Does the Office of Children, Youth and Family Support have access to the "Looking after Children"database utilised by non-government care agencies; if not, is the office planning to utilise this system in their department in future.

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

(1) The Office for Children, Youth and Family Support (OCYFS) utilises the Looking After Children (LAC) forms to record information about children in care. Non-government Out of Home Care agencies funded by the OCYFS use the electronic version of the LAC forms known as LACES. This system allows the agencies to record their information about children and young people electronically and send an electronic version to OCYFS caseworkers, who are then able to import the forms onto the OCYFS Care and Protection data base. The forms are also received in paper form and then placed on the appropriate child or young person's record.

There are no plans at this time to use the electronic version of the forms within the Office. LAC is only one component of the recording, reporting and case management requirements for children and young people in care.

Alexander Maconochie Centre

(Question No 2000)

Dr Foskey asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 1 April 2008:

Will mothers with children be able to parent them at the Alexander Maconochie Centre; if so, (a) to what age and (b) what arrangements will be put in place for them to be with their children after this time.

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


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