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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 957..


protocols and provide staff training, as appropriate, if a client is diagnosed with an infectious disease.

(3) Yes

(4) There have been no cases reported.

Disability ACT-property maintenance

(Question No 914)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2006:

(1) Who is responsible for the maintenance carried out on Disability Group Homes managed in the ACT;

(2) What has been the cost of maintenance and general upkeep of all Disability Group Home properties managed by Disability ACT in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05 and (e) 2005-06 to date.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) Housing ACT.

(2) Information for 2001-02 and 2002-03 is not available on the current database.

Financial Year

2003-2004

2004-2005

2005-2006

year to date

Maintenance Costs

$504,930

$568,307

$146,932

Disability ACT-staff

(Question No 915)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, upon notice, on 15 February 2006:

(1) How often does Disability ACT carry out a review of its list of current available casual or relief staff who offer support to Disability Group Home staff;

(2) When was the last review carried out to ensure the list was up-to-date;

(3) What training does Disability ACT offer to casual or relief staff who work in Disability Group Homes.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) The list of current available casual or relief staff is reviewed on a fortnightly basis or as necessary. Disability ACT telephones all casual staff on a fortnightly basis to check on their status and to ensure they have no issues or concerns.

(2) 4, 5 and 6 March 2006.


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