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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (21 October) . . Page.. 4977..


The Government's commitment to preserve urban trees wherever appropriate remains and is reflected in its continuing support of a range of policies and programs.

The ACT Tree Register currently contains 36 individual trees and three groups of multiple trees. In addition, 15 trees are listed on the Provisional Register and the Conservator is currently assessing a further 43 individual trees and one group of trees for their suitability for inclusion on the Provisional Register.

The Conservator and relevant staff from the Department of Territory and Municipal Services have an active program of identifying and provisionally registering suitable trees.

Childcare—staff—Thursday, 23 September 2010

Ms BURCH (in reply to a question by Mrs Dunne): The Department is currently collecting information from all services about their plans to implement the National Quality Standards in relation to the new staff to child ratios for children under two years .

Of the 121 licensed long day care services 106 provide child care for children aged under two years.

I am advised that approximately 30 % of these long day care services currently meet the staff to child ratios of 1:4 for children under two years and will not require additional staff.

The remaining 75 centres provide approximately 1200 places for children under 2 years.

Based on this number of under two year old places currently provided, it is estimated approximately that 60 additional staff will be required to maintain the current licensed places.

Canberra Hospital—obstetrics unit review—Thursday, 23 September 2010

Ms GALLAGHER (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Hanson): I am advised that the answer to the Member's question is:

Any information in relation to the Public Interest Disclosure (PID) investigation is prohibited from disclosure under the section 33 of the PID Act except for prescribed circumstances.

It is therefore inappropriate for me to seek any particulars in relation to the investigation.


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