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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 3318..


(5) How many students and parents/carers did not take up the offer to attend the Suspension Support Team pilot in 2010.

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

1) The number of students in ACT public schools suspended for:

a) one day

i) for the period 1 January to 31 March 2009 is 196 students

ii) for the period 1 January to 31 March 2010 is 233 students

b) two to five days

i) for the period 1 January to 31 March 2009 is 173 students

ii) for the period 1 January to 31 March 2010 is 246 students

c) five to 15 days

i) for the days 1 January to 31 March 2009 is 0 students

ii) for the period 1 January to 31 March 2010 is 2 students

d) 15 days or longer

i) for the period 1 January to 31 March 2009 is 0 students

ii) for the period 1 January to 31 January 2010 is 0 students.

The Department of Education and Training does not have data relating to suspensions in non-government schools.

2) The Department of Education and Training was advised of the two suspensions of five days or longer in 2010 from ACT public schools.

3) Five of the students suspended from ACT public schools and six of the parents/carers were engaged with the Suspension Support Team pilot in 2010.

4) All ACT public schools convene a re-entry meeting with students that have been suspended and consult with the student's parents/carers to develop a program to support the student's return to school. Students in ACT public schools have access to a school counsellor and other departmental support if necessary.

5) One student suspended from an ACT public school did not take up the offer to attend the Suspension Support Team pilot in 2010. All parents/carers took up the offer to attend the Suspension Support Team pilot in 2010.

Roads—footpaths

(Question No 974)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 6 May 2010:

In relation to the claims for compensation received by Roads ACT in relation to footpath accidents involving pedestrians from 2007-2010, (a) how many involved legal proceedings and how far did these progress through the court system, (b) how many involved a compensation payment by the Government, (c) what was the total amount that was paid by the Government in compensation for these matters in each of the years 2007-2010 and (d) what is the highest amount of compensation that was paid for a single matter.

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


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