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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 6 Hansard (22 June) . . Page.. 2278..


under construction; and a further 157 are due to commence construction in the 2011-12 financial year.

Schools—counsellors

MR BARR: I can also partially answer the question I took on notice from Ms Hunter in that I can advise at the moment 40.5 full-time equivalent school counsellor positions, 17 pastoral care coordinators and a student support network team that comprises four behaviour support teachers, four senior counsellors and two social workers.

There are two disability support officers and four school youth health nurse officers within our student welfare and pastoral support team across the public system. I will get the comparisons with other states and territories, obviously, as I do not have that information on hand—

Mr Coe: Chaplains as well?

MR BARR: And there are, of course, chaplains, yes.

Answer to question on notice

Question No 1395

MRS DUNNE: Mr Speaker, in accordance with standing order 118A, I ask again the Minister for the Arts for an explanation for her failure to answer question No 1395. The 30 days expired on 17 March.

MS BURCH: I signed that late last evening, so it should be headed your way, Mrs Dunne.

Mrs Dunne: Sorry, Mr Speaker, I actually asked for an explanation as to its lateness, not where it was in the system.

MR SPEAKER: Minister Burch?

MS BURCH: I understand that it took some time to gather the information, Mr Speaker.

Economy—cost of living

MR SESELJA (Molonglo—Leader of the Opposition) (3.22): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that in the ACT since 2001:

(a) total taxation has grown by 68 percent;

(b) total taxation per capita has grown by 93 percent;


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