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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 5 Hansard (5 May) . . Page.. 1999..


(1) What are the current remuneration rates for detainees at the Alexander Maconochie Centre, based on category and level.

(2) What was the total amount budgeted for detainee payments in the 2010-11 financial year.

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

(1) The current hourly remuneration rates, based on category and level, are as follows:

Category Amount Notes Non worker Nil Sentenced prisoners in this category have declared they do not wish to work (or have been dismissed). This classification is reviewed on a weekly basis Unemployment $0.50 Sentenced prisoners prepared to work but no work available and non-working remand prisoners Level 1 $0.83 Lowest class of work or level of responsibility Level 2 $1.17 Intermediate class of work or level of responsibility Level 3 $1.67 Highest class of work or level of responsibility

(2) In 2010-11, the amount budgeted for detainee payments was $300,000.

Health—home and community care program (Question No 1615)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 7 April 2011:

(1) What are the proposed changes for the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program and what aspects of the proposal have been finalised.

(2) Is the Minister able to say what responsibilities will sit with Australian Government and what will sit with the ACT Government after the changes; if so, what are they.

(3) How is funding for the ACT component of HACC to be affected and is the Minister aware of what the Australian Government and ACT Government funding figures for HACC will look like before and after the changes; if so, what will they be.

(4) How will HACC recipients be affected and managed through this process of change.

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

(1) As part of the national health reforms there is a need for a HACC "transition year"for 2011-12. This is prior to the Federal Government assuming full funding and program responsibility for basic community care services currently provided under the HACC program for people 65 years and over (50 years and over for Indigenous Australians) from 1 July 2012. Current ACT HACC Service Funding Agreements were due to expire on 30 June 2011, but these have been extended to 30 June 2012 for the HACC transition year.


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