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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 5 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1836..


was consideration given to the cost and benefit outcomes that could have been achieved in awarding this special purpose funding to existing multiyear funded organisations and its potential to provide enhanced sustainability for those organisations;

(2) In relation to the contract awarded to The Bell Shakespeare Company of $20 000 per annum for three years, (a) was that decision made (i) in response to a proposal or request from the Company, (ii) after considering its potential to conflict with, duplicate or diminish the sustainability of services provided by artsACT multiyear funded organisations or ACT Health sponsored projects and (iii) in response to a proposal or request from school teachers or providers of curriculum support and (b) was consideration given to the cost and benefit outcomes that could have been achieved in awarding this special purpose funding to existing multiyear funded organisations and its potential to provide enhanced sustainability for those organisations;

(3) In relation to the contract awarded to Ausdance ACT for an additional $20 000 per annum for three years, was that decision made (a) in response to a proposal or request from Ausdance, (b) after considering its potential to conflict with, duplicate or diminish the sustainability of services provided by artsACT multiyear funded organisations or ACT Health sponsored projects and (c) in response to a proposal or request from school teachers or providers of curriculum support.

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

(1), (2) and (3) I refer Dr Foskey to Question on Notice 2002 asked on 2 April 2008 about Arts funding.

Health—pollen levels

(Question No 2037)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 9 April 2008:

(1) Are pollen levels in the ACT monitored as in Victoria where pollen levels are monitored and reported daily in the newspaper; if so, at what intervals;

(2) Where is the information available.

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

(1) No. ACT Health is currently developing a pollen monitoring program. Monitoring equipment has been purchased and installed. Monitoring protocols are in the process of being developed and evaluated.

(2) See above.

ACT Territory Crisis Centre

(Question No 2038)

Dr Foskey asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 9 April 2008 (redirected to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services):


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