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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5336 ..


traffic pressures. The mix of short and long stay parking spaces have been amended, a one way system introduced and additional parking enforcement has been undertaken to ensure compliance with the parking restrictions.

To assist pedestrians to cross the service road at the Palmerston shops a shared zone is to be constructed. The shared zone will include a speed hump at the entry into the zone and associated signs. This shared zone is programmed to be constructed in January 2019.

(2) Refer to above.

(3) Transport Canberra and City Services has engaged with local stakeholders and in response to the actions outlined above. My office has responded to community stakeholders that have written to me and previously Minister Fitzharris personally spoke with stakeholders as did her office on numerous occasions.

Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders—cultural plan (Question No 2030)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, upon notice, on 2 November 2018:

(1) In the Minister's capacity as Minister for Children, Youth and Families the Minister provided the Assembly with an update on the implementation of A Step Up for Kids: Out of Home Care Strategy, in that statement you reported that 89 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have a Culture Plan in place but that this figure has fallen since the last reporting period, can the Minister explain this decrease.

(2) Why has the Minister allowed the compliance in this area to drop in light of Our Booris Our Way review.

(3) What strategies have been put in place to ensure the 11 percent of children without a Cultural Plan, have one put in place immediately.

(4) Can the Minister provide details of the elements within Cultural Plans.

(5) What quality measures are used to ensure the plans given to kids in care are suitable and met the intent of facilitating connection to family and culture.

(6) Can the Minister provide a template example of a Cultural Plan.

(7) When will the Minister provide an update to the Assembly on the compliance levels of having a Cultural Plan in place.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Snapshot Report is an important part of the monitoring system for A Step Up for Our Kids. As the caveat on the Snapshot Report states it does use unpublished, operational data that can change between reporting periods. For example, there can be a lag between the completion of a cultural plan and data entry in to the system. In this case, the cultural plans are included in the following report. CSD does act on the


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