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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 13 Hansard (18 November) . . Page.. 5780..


Children and young people—education disability services—Thursday, 21 October 2010

Ms BURCH (in reply to questions by Mr Doszpot and Mrs Dunne): I would like to inform the Assembly that neither the Department of Education and Training nor the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services are aware of any such services being transferred from the Department of Education and Training to the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services. I ask that the Members please clarify which services they are referring to.

There is also an officer level group which is working on the development of the Service Partnership Agreement between Therapy ACT and the relevant sections of the Department of Education and Training as recommended in the Shaddock Review. This group held its annual planning day in October 2010 and is making progress toward ensuring that services to students with a disability and their families are coordinated and that access to professional services in schools through Therapy ACT is as effective as possible.

The trial of the Therapy Assistant model is taking place at Malkara School rather than Woden as I advised last week. This trial is currently being monitored by the principal of Malkara School and Therapy ACT Senior Professionals.

ACTION bus service—online trip planner—Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Mr STANHOPE (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Hunter): Implementation of Google maps/Google Transit for the ACT will be contingent on the recommendations of the transport information systems review which is currently underway, and subsequent budgetary decisions.

ACTION bus service—management—Thursday, 23 September 2010

Mr STANHOPE (in reply to a supplementary question by Mrs Dunne): Mr Hargreaves was the Minister for Transport from the time the ACTION Authority was dissolved until late in 2008. I am advised that the then Minister would not have been aware of any issues relating to corporate systems, governance capability which the Auditor-General has recently reported.

ACTION bus service—ticketing system—Thursday, 23 September 2010

Mr STANHOPE (in reply to a question by Mr Smyth): Analysis of estimated revenue loss due to ticketing machine failures for the first quarter of 2010-11 is currently underway. Analysis of 2009-10 patronage and ticket trend data has indicated that revenue loss for the year associated with faulty machines was estimated to be up to $0.910 million.

With regard to your comments about frequent delays, I would remind you that the Government funded a replacement system in 2007-08 on the advice that it would be


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