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7. After careful consideration of the question, and based on advice provided by my Directorate, I have determined that the information sought is not in an easily retrievable form, and that to collect and assemble the information sought solely for the purpose of answering the question would be a major task, requiring a considerable diversion of resources. In this instance, I do not believe that it would be appropriate to divert resources from the provision of direct services, for the purposes of answering the Member's question.

8. Refer to the response at 7 above.

9. A Family Group Conference is only conducted by a Family Group Conference facilitator who is also Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. A CYPS case manager can make a referral to the program at any stage however the decision to engage rests with the family.

Case manager training on Family Group Conferencing is mandatory training for all CYPS staff to understand the process to seek agreement from the family for participation in a Family Group Conference. CYPS case managers follow the Family Group Conferencing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Young People procedure.

10. A total of seven (7) Family Group Conferences were conducted from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 that did not involve Emergency Action.

11. CYPS presently only offers Family Group Conferencing to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families.

Environment—Healthy Waterways project
(Question No 477)

Ms Lawder asked the Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, upon notice, on 8 October 2021:

(1) In relation to the installation of autosamplers to conduct strategic water quality monitoring and then analysis within the ACT Healthy Waterways catchments, has this monitoring begun; if so, where can the data from the monitoring be found.

(2) If the data, referred to in part (1), is not already publicly available, when will it be.

(3) Can the Minister provide the latest monitoring data for Lake Tuggeranong.

Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The autosamplers are currently deployed in a pond at Casey, a wetland in Ngunnawal, a pond in Bonner, and a wetland in Harrison. There are plans to relocate these to four Healthy Waterways sites, which have been fitted with infrastructure to allow the autosamplers to be deployed. The sites are: the raingarden in Isabella Plains, a wetland in Melba, a raingarden in Curtin, and a wetland in Kingston. A meeting with TCCS to discuss the funding for this activity is imminent.

(2) The data is currently not in a form for public accessibility but can be provided on request.

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