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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 13 Hansard (18 November) . . Page.. 5773..


(4) Has this policy been assessed in terms of the Government's 40 per cent greenhouse gas reduction target.

(5) Are there plans to review and revise this policy; if so, when will this occur.

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

(1) Library staff are placed in branches on the basis of the mix of skills required to deliver high quality library services. All staff accept positions within the library service on this basis.

(2) This policy has been in place for at least ten years.

(3) a. The distance staff travel is one consideration in the placement of staff.

b. Greenhouse gas emissions have not been a direct consideration.

c. The convenience for staff is considered although the business needs of the library service cannot always deliver maximum convenience for all staff.

(4) No

(5) No

Libraries—story time sessions (Question No 1207)

Ms Hunter asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 27 October 2010:

(1) How many "Story Time"sessions are held in each ACT Public Library per week.

(2) How does the library or the department determine how many sessions will be held at each library each week.

(3) Are attendance numbers monitored in order to reassess the number of sessions held each week

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

1. A total of 16 story times sessions are held across library branches each week:

* Belconnen - two sessions;

* Dickson - three sessions;

* Erindale - three sessions;

* Gungahlin - one session;

* Kingston - two sessions;

* Kippax - one session;

* Tuggeranong - two sessions; and

* Woden - two sessions.


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