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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 11 Hansard (16 November) . . Page.. 3643..


Emergency services-training staff

(Question No 1339)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 18 October 2006:

(1) What is the number, by function and appointment, for training staff who are part of Joint Emergency Services Training (JEST);

(2) What is the budget of JEST for (a) operating costs, (b) building costs, (c) resource costs and (d) total cost of implementing training programs.

Mr Corbell

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

I believe that this question is a duplicate of QON 1313 and already has been answered.

Supportlink

(Question No 1340)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 18 October 2006:

Will the ACT Government continue to fund Supportlink; if so, what are the details of the cost and term of the contract with Supportlink.

Mr Corbell

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

The ACT Government does not have a contract with Supportlink.

The ESA is looking at ways to engage Supportlink, but no contracts currently exist.

ACT Policing has recently completed a competitive tender process for provision of social support services. As a result of that process, Supportlink has been selected as the preferred tenderer. Details of the contract between ACT Policing and Supportlink are yet to be finalised. Once finalised, they will be gazetted and made publicly available through the Australian Government's Contracts website (www.contracts.gov.au).

Bushfires-hazard reduction

(Question No 1341)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 18 October 2006 (redirected to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services):

What is the total budget for bushfire hazard reduction for the 2006-07 bushfire season for (a) hazard reduction burns conducted by fire units, (b) any other hazard reduction and clean up tasks and (c) the monthly activity program by activity by which this budget will be expended, including description and cost of task.


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