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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 6 Hansard (11 May) . . Page.. 2227..


(6) Yes I can confirm all these Service Funding Agreements are available on the ACT Government Contracts Register.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—community health organisations

(Question No 158)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Community Services, upon notice, on 2 April 2009:

(1) In relation to community organisations (not including community health organisations) which have had the requirement that they services the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) population added to their ACT Government funding agreements, and have received extra funding specifically for this purpose: (a) on what date where these contracts signed; (b) what specific tasks through the funding agreements must each of these community organisations provide to the AMC population; (c) what specific tasks must each of these community organisations provide to detainees post-release, and how much funding is provided to each of these organisations for this purpose; and (d) are there any community organisations to which the ACT Government has not yet provided funding to service the AMC population, but intends to do so, and if so, which organisations are they and what services is it anticipated that they will provide.

(2) In relation to community organisations have had the requirement that they services the AMC population added to their ACT Government funding agreements, and have not received extra funding specifically for this purpose: (a) on what date were these contracts signed; (b) what specific tasks through the funding agreements must each of these community organisations provide to the AMC population; (c) have any of these community organisations, via these funding agreements, had the requirement that they provide other services reduced in recognition of the new task that they must perform; and (d) what specific tasks must each of these community organisations provide to detainees post-release, and how much funding is provided to each of these organisations for this purpose.

(3) Are all of these funding agreements available on the ACT Government Contracts Register; if not, why.

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

(1) The Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services does not require funded services to operate at the Alexander Maconochie Centre through contractual obligations.

I have been advised by the Department of Justice and Community Safety that a Service Partnership Agreement (SPA) exists between ACT Corrective Services and Auswide Projects to deliver education and training programs to prisoners at the AMC. The programs provide prisoners with opportunities to develop their personal skills and vocational and/or educational competencies leading to the attainment of a recognised qualification. The term of the SPA is from 1 July 2008 until 30 June 2011 and the Contract price is $14.30 (GST inclusive) per student training and assessment hour fixed for the first twelve months.

(2) Not applicable.


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