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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5266 ..


(10) Are there any publically released plans or studies into the relocation or expansion of the current facility.

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

(1) No. Canberra Mothercraft Society (CMS), who manage the Queen Elizabeth II Family Centre, report that it operates consistently at approximately 85 per cent capacity. This remained unchanged after the additional beds became operational.

(2) a) 26.

b) CMS reported 2020 admissions in the 2016-17 Financial Year (according to the most recent available Annual Report).

c) ACT Health understands that all requests that meet the eligibility criteria are met.

d-e) ACT Health does not require that CMS report a wait list.

(3) No. CMS operate a split of approximately 70:30 Public/Private.

(4) This information is not currently available. The contract with CMS does not require them to report wait list information.

(5) This information is not currently available. The contract with CMS does not require them to report wait list information.

(6) This information is not currently available. The contract with CMS does not require them to report wait list information.

(7) This information is not currently available. The contract with CMS does not require them to report wait list information.

(8) ACT Health Directorate has no plans to extend the centre as it currently operates at approximately 85 per cent of capacity.

(9) No.

(10) No.

Environment—balloons (Question No 1928)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 26 October 2018 (redirected to the Minister for Business and Regulatory Services):

(1) What is the level of enforcement with regard to offenders in regard to the Environment Protection regulation making it an offence to release more than 10 balloons at a time.

(2) Has anyone ever been fined; if so (a) how many people have been fined and (b) for each offence what were the (i) circumstances and (ii) fine amounts.

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

(1) Under Section 16(1) of the Environment Protection Regulation 2005, it is an offence to release 20 or more balloons at or about the same time. The Environment Protection


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