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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 13 Hansard (12 November) . . Page.. 5040..


(2) Five officers are Senior Executive Service officers; one is a SOGA; one is a SOGB and one is an ASO5.

(3) The total cost of the Taskforce in 2008-09 was $475 022.

(4) The total cost of the Taskforce is estimated to be:

(a) $905 752 in 2009-10;

(b) funding in 2010-11 subject to budget determinations; and

(c) and (d) Nation Building arrangements and costs beyond June 2011 have yet to be determined.

(5) Three officers are from the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, one is from the Chief Minister's Department, one is from Territories and Municipal Services, one is from the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water and one is from the Department of Education and Training. One officer is a contract employee.

(6)The changes identified by the Taskforce to systems, procedures, practices or policies were reported to the Legislative Assembly on 16 June 2009. A further report outlining subsequent enhancements will be made to the Assembly shortly. The cost of changes implemented to date has been absorbed within existing budgets. Where recommended future changes have cost impacts, it will be the responsibility of the relevant agency to pursue funding, if necessary, within normal budgetary processes.

Children-after school and vacation programs

(Question No 368)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 15 October 2009:

(1) What are the numbers of licensed places of (a) before school, (b) after school and (c) vacation programs in the ACT.

(2) Are vacation care programs licensed and required to meet the ACT Childcare Services Standards, as is the case with before and after school care programs.

(3) What premises are used for the provision of before and after school and vacation care in the ACT.

(4) Who (a) owns and (b) maintains those premises referred to in part (3).

(5) What are the costs of maintaining and utilising those premised referred to in part (3).

(6) Has any funding from the Federal Stimulus funding to ACT schools been spent on opening or upgrading facilities or services for before and after school and vacation care in the ACT.

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

(1) There are 94 services licensed to provide school age care. The individual service determines if they will provide before school, after school or vacation care or any


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