Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 14 February 2008) . . Page.. 341 ..
ADP Needle and Syringe Program
The Alcohol and Drug Program is an accredited provider under the Needle and Syringe Program and provides a secondary outlet.
Staffing projections for June 2008 for the Alcohol and Drug program are as current.
ACT Health Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Unit
• The role of the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Unit is to advise ACT Health and the ACT Government on strategic policy issues of national, territory-wide and health sector wide importance. The unit is also responsible for negotiations with funding bodies and service providers and manages service agreements with the non-government and government sectors.
• The Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Unit is resourced for 5 FTE staff but currently there are 4 FTE staff employed.
• The FTE staff projection for June 2008 for the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Unit is 5 FTE
• The staff classification: (2) (i) & (ii) Alcohol and Drug Policy Unit:
1 x FTE SOG B
1 x FTE SOG C
3 x FTE ASO 6
• Alcohol and Drug Program: Vacancies will be advertised and recruited to, to ensure quality client service delivery is maintained.
Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Unit: The current vacant 1 x FTE ASO6 position will be filled in early 2008 when the employee is expected to return from a short term secondment.
(Attachment A is available at the Chamber Support Office)
(Question No 1786)
Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 21 November 2007:
• Is there a requirement for all ACT public schools to have recycling bins available; if not, (a) why not and (b) are there plans to make this a requirement;
• How many schools are participating in the Waste Wise Schools program;
• Is the Government offering incentives or encouragement to schools to implement the Waste Wise Schools program.
Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
• There is no requirement that schools have recycling bins. Schools are however encouraged to get involved in the ACT Government’s Sustainable Schools Program