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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 11 Hansard (20 October) . . Page.. 4805..


(4) There were 55 applications received for medium generation capacity installations.

The old Medium generator rate continued in effect until the amended legislation took effect on 12 July 2011. No installations have yet been connected. At the present time ActewAGL Distribution is not able to provide further details as to the premium rate applicable for these installations.

(5) All solar school program applications received were in the micro category. They will attract a feed-in tariff of 45.7c/kWh.

(6) The Council of Australian Governments has convened a national working group to consider the implications of a one-for-one feed-in tariff. In addition, separate consultations between State and Territory jurisdictions are taking place and any decision taken by the ACT Government will be informed by these consultations.

Canberra Hospital—pastoral services (Question No 1779)

Mr Hanson asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 20 September 2011 (redirected to the Acting Minister for Health):

(1) What is the total number of full-time equivalent people employed at The Canberra Hospital as Patient Liaison workers for pastoral services.

(2) What is the total number of shifts that the workers referred to in part (1) are employed in and what is the duration of these shifts.

(3) What is the total number of people employed during each of the shifts referred to in part (2).

Mr Corbell: I am advised that the answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Unit at the Canberra Hospital employs 1.22 FTE people. Additionally, the Health Directorate funds Canberra and Region Centre for Spiritual Care Clinical Pastoral Education Inc. to support 0.6 FTE administrator for pastoral education. This position supports training for patient liaison services. The Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Unit is supported by members who represent 42 different faith groups and there are approximately 63 volunteers who fill a roster across 7 days of the week. An on-call service is available for those who require chaplaincy/pastoral care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

(2) The total number of shifts that the workers referred to in part (1) is eight shifts, the full time worker works five shifts of eight hours and the part time worker works two shifts of three hours and one shift of four hours (total ten hours/week). The administrator for the pastoral education service works three shifts of 7.5 hours.

(3) The total number of people employed for patient liaison during each shift is 1.4 FTE.


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