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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (22 September) . . Page.. 4465..


(6) How many subsidies were provided in each year since its inception.

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

1) The Secondary Bursary scheme is funded from the Directorate's Territorial account. The scheme provides $500 per year per student from low income families whose parents have a Centrelink concession card or a Health Care Card. There is no limit on the number of eligible families who can access the scheme.

2) See above.

3) See above.

4) The Secondary Bursary scheme has been in place for at least 14 years.

5) The bursary is paid in two instalments of $250 each. Information on total payments and number of students accessing the bursary is published in the annual report. Information for the past three years is as follows:

Year Total payments Number of students first semester Number of students second semester 2008-09 $295 250 620 561 2009-10 $341 000 618 746 2010-2011 $355 750 712 711

6) See above.

Budget—special needs transport program (Question No 1765)

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

(1) What is the budget allocation for the Special Needs Transport program for the years 2011-12 to 2014-15.

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

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

(4) What year was the scheme introduced.

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

(6) How many concessions were provided in each year since its inception.

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

1) 2011-2012 - $4.7 million 2012-2013 - $4.8 million 2013-2014 - $4.9 million 2014-2015 - $5.0 million


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