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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 4464..

Belconnen Senior Citizens Club The installation of a floating floor CSIG $8,850 Canberra Seniors Centre A table tennis program SGS $4,229 Indian Senior Citizens Association A cultural and recreational program SGS $3,860 Tamil Senior Citizens Association An intergenerational cooking program SGS $2,000 Woden Seniors Grand Party in the Park SGS $12,000 2010 Woden Seniors Furniture CSIG $2,237 Woden Seniors Grand Party in the Park SGS $9,500 Woden Seniors A first aid training program SGS $2,665 $148,282

Seniors Clubs promote their programs through two ACT Government sponsored events: the annual Seniors Week Expo and the Canberra Retirement and Lifestyle Expo; and through 'Seniors Information Online' (, the information portal administered by the Community Services Directorate.

In the second appropriation of the 2008-09 ACT Budget, $200,000 was allocated for a feasibility study and design work for a facility for older residents of the Tuggeranong area. This was followed by an allocation in the 2009-2010 ACT Budget of a further $1.5 million over two years for the construction of premises.

The ACT Government is working with the Canberra Seniors Centre and Woden Seniors about possible new sites for these Clubs.


All commitments under the Community Support and Infrastructure Grants Program and Seniors Grants and Sponsorship Program have been committed and acquitted.


No commitments have been withdrawn.

Budget—secondary bursary scheme (Question No 1764)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 25 August 2011:

(1) What is the budget allocation for the Secondary Bursary scheme for the years 2011-12 to 2014-15.

(2) How many subsidies does the budget provide for in each year.

(3) What growth in the number of subsidies provided each year has been factored in.

(4) What year was the scheme introduced.

(5) What has been the total cost of subsidies provided each year since its inception, for example, the take up rate.

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