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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2004) . . Page.. 2789 ..

Playgrounds in Package 4 have been completed and include:

Billson Pl, Wanniassa

Marconi Cres, Kambah

Halfrey Cct, Wanniassa

Karney St, Kambah

Summerland Cct, Kambah

Maxworthy St, Kambah

Playgrounds in Package 5 are under construction and include:

Rechner St, Flynn

Delaney Ct, Melba

Sculptor St, Giralang

Copeland Dr, Melba

Mildenhall St, Fraser

Bishop St, Melba

Throssell St, Curtin

Stangways St, Curtin

Lansell Cct, Wanniassa

Hogue Pl, Gilmore

All playgrounds in packages 3, 4 and 5 have been or are expected to be complete by the end of the financial year 2003/2004.

All works in package 6 will be rolled over into 2004/2005 financial year.

Vocational education and training(Question No 1504)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 4 May 2004:

In relation to Vocational Education and Training (VET), what evidence did the A.C.T. Government provide for the A.C.T. not meeting its New Apprenticeships growth target under the 2001-2003 Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) Agreement, resulting in ineligibility for growth funding in 2003;

Why has the Minister refused to increase funding to the VET sector by 1.5%;

Is the A.C.T. Government doing enough to meet the demands of the VET sector, both in places provided and support for service providers;

What reasons did the Minister provide to the Australian Government for refusing to agree to the National Construction Code;

What reasons did the Minister provide for refusing to agree to the funding levels offered by the Australian Government;

Following the rejection of the A.C.T. Government to sign up to the new ANTA Agreement for 2002-2006, has the A.C.T. now missed out on some $3.6 million funding over three years for the VET sector;

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