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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 12 Hansard (28 October) . . Page.. 5363..


year including holidays with no informal support (a 'full time placement') may exceed $300 000. Disability ACT would only allocate on this basis in exceptional circumstances based on a formal assessment.

4. With the assumption that constant support is 24/7 attendant care the answer is No, ISP is not the primary means of providing this support.

The majority of people requiring 'constant support' are funded through block funding in a shared accommodation (group home) support arrangement unless the individual and/or family have a preference to enter into an arrangement in which informal carers would supplement the support requirements.

5. There are 27 individuals with ISP's that exceed $100,000 in value and 29 individuals with an ISP allocation that is greater than $50,000 but less than $100,000.

6. Refer above. The maximum allocation of ISP is $125 000 per annum. There are approximately 19 ISP's at that value and above.

7. People with ISPs are eligible to access the full range of universal, community or disability specific services. This includes services funded under the Home and Community Care (HACC) program, services funded by Disability ACT and other government agencies. School, health respite, public or community housing, income supplements, concessions programs (Commonwealth and State) are all services which support adults with a disability. Disability ACT has not costed the range of supports that supplement each individual.

Education—Indigenous students (Question No 1183)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 21 September 2010:

(1) Given that many of the "Key actions"in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Matters - Strategic Plan 2010 - 2013 involve tracking and monitoring data on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students data and progress, has any extra money been allocated to resource this increase in data collection and processing.

(2) Given that one of the "Key actions"under the "Student Pathways and Transitions"heading is to conduct comprehensive research on evidence-based programs for disengaged students, who will be undertaking this research and when will it be undertaken.

(3) Given that under the "Student Pathways and Transitions"is the action to broker education and career pathways with external agencies, has the Department of Education and Training (DET) begun this process; if so, which agencies is DET working with.

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

(1) No additional data collection is required to meet this key action. The Department of Education and Training currently collects data for student performance, attendance, enrolment and other areas mentioned in the Strategic Plan. It is a matter of


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