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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4122..


What negotiations are underway with the Commonwealth, training institutions and child care industry to progress the 14 main recommendations that can be implemented by those groups working together;

What is the Government doing to progress as far as it possibly can the 12 main recommendations that cannot be implemented at the local government level;

When will the Government finalise its response to the report and consultation process.

Ms Gallagher

: The answer to Mrs Burke's question is:

In relation to answers (1), (2) and (3) details will be provided in the Government's response to the report.

Preliminary discussions have commenced with key stakeholders. Additional discussions are anticipated following the release of the Government's response.

Preliminary discussions have commenced with key stakeholders. In addition, the Government is a participant to the Community Services Ministerial Advisory Council Children's Services Sub-committee and is contributing to its national workforce planning report.

It is anticipated that the Government will release its response to this report early 2004.

Speeding fines-refunds

(Question No 973)

Mr Cornwell

asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

In relation to to the refund of approximately $690 000 in speeding fines as a result of an ACT Government administrative error. Why has it taken three and a half years to discover this error and act to rectify it?

Mr Wood

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

This administrative error has come to light recently, during a review of some sections of the road transport legislation. The Government has acted to rectify this error, which occurred when the legislation was enacted by the previous Government, as soon as it was brought to my attention.

Schools-crime prevention

(Question No 974)

Mr Pratt

asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on

25 September 2003:

In relation to crime prevention initiatives in schools:

What programs are offered to schools through ACT Policing's Crime Prevention Team;


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