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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 1 Hansard (17 February) . . Page.. 375..


(1) TAMS undertook oil price scenarios in the projections for public transport demand as part of the study of ACT Strategic Public Transport Network Plan. The study analysed a reference case scenario of $2.50 per litre and high fuel cost scenario of $5 per litre.

(2) No definitive source was used for these projections. The scenarios were derived using guidance on general transport scenario testing contained in the Austroads Guide to Project Evaluation and its working papers.

(3) The design of transport infrastructure includes consideration for the future operation of high capacity public transport modes in key corridors.

(4) The ACT Strategic Public Transport Network Plan (Plan) identifies improvements required to the public transport network based on achieving the Government's legislated Sustainable Transport Plan mode share target (at least a doubling of public transport patronage to 16% of work trips by 2026). Public transport routes are designed using transport modelling that takes into account planned future improvements to the road network.

Health—carers (Question No 1294)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 9 December 2010:

(1) Is the document entitled Rights and Responsibilities of Consumers, Carers and Service Providers provided at http://www.health.act.gov.au/c/health?a=dlpubpoldoc&document=129 the latest version of this document.

(2) Given that the document states that "Carers and advocates have a right to comprehensive information, education, training and support to facilitate the understanding, advocacy and care of those consumers for whom they care", how are each of these items provided as a matter of course to the primary carer of a person that is being treated by Mental Health ACT.

(3) What steps are taken to try and teach the primary carer how to best care for the person with the mental illness, when Mental Health ACT engages a new client that is suffering a mental illness.

(4) Does Mental Health ACT ever provide carer assessments as is undertaken in the United Kingdom; if so, what (a) triggers a carer's assessment, (b) is involved and (c) services, as a result, could be provided to the carer.

Ms Gallagher: I am advised that the answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) This is the most current version of the document.

(2) Clinicians are supplied with an-information checklist which has been developed. Clinicians are expected to check off what information is provided to the client/carer to ensure that all relevant information is supplied. The checklist comprised a core section with general information regarding the Mental Health Sector and a tailored section that outlines more specific details of the identified team the consumer is receiving care from.


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