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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 8 Hansard (19 August) . . Page.. 3751..

� Care and Protection Services have two teams of case managers focusing specifically on the support needs of kinship placement.

� In the 2009/2010 financial year the Department paid $2.3 million in ongoing subsidies to kinship carers and a further $1.4 million in contingencies for one off or additional needs.

� A procurement process is currently underway for services under the Kinship Care Support Program. Unspent funds from this program will be carried forward in to the new financial year to fund other activity of benefit to kinship carers.

Childcare—places—Thursday, 1 July 2010

MS BURCH (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Seselja):

No there is no new charge. The Macroeconomics report is a draft independent consultant's report. The Government will consider the report once it has been finalised.

Planning—Casey—Thursday, 1 July 2010

MR BARR (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Le Couteur):

To date, nine tree removals have been approved within Casey Stage 1 with many hundreds remaining. The Conservator of Flora and Fauna supported the removal of all but one of those trees.

The remaining area south of the playing fields is yet to be developed and tree impacts will be considered as part of the estate development plan (EDP) submission when it is submitted to ACTPLA for approval. Any potential future tree removals will be assessed against the requirements of Territory Plan including the Casey Concept Plan and any advice from the Conservator of Flora and Fauna.

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