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(4) None. The sentencing process for a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Order does not include a non-conviction option.

(5) 35.

(6) There are eight priority beds set aside for DASL participants across the Canberra Recovery Service, Karralika and Arcadia facilities. The DASL also has access to fee for service beds as needed, however these are not priority access and are subject to availability.

(7) No.

(8) Canberra Health Services has two FTE case managers. ACT Corrective Services has three FTE Community Corrections Officers and one FTE Team Leader.

(9) No. DASL Participants can access counselling via the Canberra Health Services Alcohol and Drug Service, who has a dedicated DASL Team and may also refer to external service providers as appropriate. This counselling is accessed by referral made by the Canberra Health Services case managers.

(10) There is no mandated maximum case load for case managers.

Education—Australian Curriculum implementation
(Question No 891)

Ms Lee asked the Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, upon notice, on 5 August 2022:

(1) What is the timetable to implement the foundation stage changes to the ninth version of the Australian Curriculum in the ACT for learning to read, which was agreed to by all state and territory education ministers.

(2) Will the ACT Government ensure ACT schools are supported to move in Term 1 of 2023 from the balanced literacy reading instruction methodology, to evidence-based instruction, including explicit and systematic phonics instruction, supported by decodable texts, in line with the updated curriculum.

(3) When will the ACT follow other jurisdictions, including South Australia, NSW and Tasmania, and introduce phonics screening for all Year 1 students, as a critical assessment tool to ensure no child in the ACT is denied the support they require when learning to read.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) ACT schools will continue using Australian Curriculum Version 8.4 throughout 2022 and 2023, and implement Version 9.0 in its entirety from 2024 for all year levels and all learning areas of Version 9.0, including the reading component in the English Foundation Curriculum.

(2) ACT schools will be supported to engage with Version 9.0 of the Australian Curriculum throughout 2023, in preparation to implement in 2024. Schools will be supported to understand the highlighted changes in Version 9.0 through ACARA

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