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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 11 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4802..


Finance—student transport program (Question No 1766)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 25 August 2011 (redirected to the Minister for Community Services):

(1) What is the budget allocation for the Student 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.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) What is the budget allocation for the Student Transport program for the years 2011-12 to 2014-15?

2011-12 $323,000 2012-13 $331,000 2013-14 $340,000 2014-15 $348,000

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

This information is not available.

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

It is difficult to predict the growth in the number of student transport concessions. Growth is factored through previous year results. Please see Question 6.

(4) What year was the scheme introduced?

Early 2002.

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

The available data is provided in annual reports. Link: http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au/home/publications/annual_reports

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

For 2002 and 2003 the number of concessions is not readily available.

2004 - 508

2005 - 667

2006 - 945


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