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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 6091..


Where will funding from the new positions come from and who will be responsible for managing this funding.

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

a) The existing specific, sector based arts officers will be redefined to community inclusion cultural development officers. The role of the officers will to enhance community engagement and inclusion in the arts for all Canberrans including the existing groups of multicultural, disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as well as others who are at risk and marginalised. This transition from specialists to generalists will occur during 2012 and take effect in 2013.

b) It is anticipated that the community arts officers will be relocated to Belconnen and Tuggeranong in January 2012.

c) artsACT has established a working party with representatives from the ACT Community Arts Office, Gorman House Arts Centre (which currently hosts the Office) and the Belconnen and Tuggeranong Arts Centres to manage the transition process.

d) artsACT staff are managing the working party meetings and transition process.

e) The artsAbility Officer is the ACT representative for Arts Access Australia.

f) It is proposed that this representative role will rotate on an annual basis amongst the community inclusion cultural development officers. It is proposed to expand the engagement of the regional cultural community development offices with national branches such as Kultor, Arts Access Australia, and Regional Arts Australia on a rotational basis to broaden specific arts skills across the six officers.

g) The funding is available from the ACT Arts Fund. For 2012, Gorman House Arts Centre will manage the funds during the transition period, and from 2013, the Belconnen and Tuggeranong Arts Centres will manage the funding.

Children—programs (Question No 1936)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Community Services, upon notice, on 7 December 2011:

(1) In relation to the 2010-11 annual report of the Community Services Directorate, Output 1.2 - Child and family centre program, p 47, what has been the trend over the last few years as to the number of Canberra families accessing this program.

(2) What assessment has the Directorate made of future trends; if no assessments have been made, why not.

(3) What has been the trend in the average cost over the past few years for Canberra families accessing this program and how will that cost trend over the current budget cycle.

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


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