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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: Week 5 Hansard (25 May) . . Page.. 2221..

(6) What devices still need to be installed;

(7) What staff still need to be hired.

Mr Wood

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

(1) Community Relations and Corporate Communications






(3) Well qualified for the work required. Standard operating procedures for emergencies have been developed for the unit.

(4) Four.

(5) The unit is equipped with a full range of modern business equipment, including high-volume fax services and an expandable telephone network to ensure its ability to adapt to any scale of emergency. The unit also has its own emergency power supply in case of power failure.

(6) None.

(7) There are no plans to further increase the staff in the unit.


(Question No 1436)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 31 March 2004:

(1) Is the Year 10 pilot program to assess students on Key Competencies still in operation; if not, why not;

(2) Are there any plans to expand this program.

Ms Gallagher

: The answer to Mrs Burke's question is:

(1) No. Currently, assessment and reporting of work-related skills is being progressed through the work of the Career Transition Section in the Department of Education, Youth and Family Services.

(2) The outcomes of the department's Work Related Outcomes project are compatible with the career competencies embedded in the Australian Blueprint for Career Development, which is awaiting endorsement by the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs.

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