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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 3 Hansard (30 March) . . Page.. 961..


Disability ACT-staff

(Question No 922)

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

(1) What driver training is in place for staff that work in Disability Group Homes that drive larger vans to transport residents;

(2) If training exists, how often is this training provided.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) Vehicles used by Disability ACT do not require any additional license provisions.

(2) With the introduction of new vans in 2004, 55 staff received Advanced Driver Training. Subsequent to this roll out of training, Advanced Driver Training is available to workers who self identify as requiring the training.

Disability ACT-group homes

(Question No 923)

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

(1) What is the current policy in relation to residents maintaining pets at Group Homes or other places of residence for people with a disability;

(2) If a policy exists, how does it conform with the policy for keeping animals and pets in housing managed by Housing ACT.

Mr Hargreaves

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

Disability ACT is developing a policy on pets in group homes, in consultation with families, guardians, unions and Housing ACT.

Disability ACT-staff

(Question No 924)

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

How many people have left Disability ACT through (a) voluntary redundancy, (b) retirement or (c) resignation during (i) 2001-02, (ii) 2002-03, (iii) 2003-04 and (iv) 2004-05.

Mr Hargreaves

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


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