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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 9 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 3916..


Mr Corbell presented the following paper, pursuant to resolution of the Assembly of 9 March 2011:

Alexander Maconochie Centre—Prisoner capacity demands—Government response, dated August 2011.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Report 5—government response

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (3:01): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Report 5—The Freedom of Information Act 1989—Government response, dated August 2011.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Scoping study for specialist after-school and vacation care support

Paper and statement by minister

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Community Services, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Women and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Specialist Afterschool and Vacation Care Support—Scoping Study, dated June 2011, prepared by Courage Partners.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS BURCH: Earlier this year, our CSD began working on a scoping study for specialist after-school care and vacation care support for school-age children with a disability. Today I am pleased to present the outcomes of this work and table the scoping study for specialist after-school and vacation care. The purpose of the study was to estimate the demand for after-school care and vacation support to better understand the drivers of demand and identify options to address unmet need. After-school hours and vacation care programs are critical supports for families and, where families are balancing family life and school, start and finishing times can be a

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