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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 28 October 2010) . . Page.. 5372 ..


proportion of the total funding went to the Coordinator; if so, what was the total figure provided to the larger organisation and what proportion went to the Coordinator; if the Government does not have those records, why not.

(3) Does the Government have records of the number of staff employed by the Coordinator for each financial year since 1994; if so, what are the annual employment figures for the Coordinator; if not, why not.

(4) Since the creation of the Victims Services Scheme in the Act in 1998, has the amount of services provided to victims under the scheme been quantified in a monetary sense on an annual basis; if so, what are the annual figures and are those figures counted as part of the total funding provided to the Coordinator; if the Government does not have those records, why not.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) and (2) Prior to 2007, the Victims of Crime Coordinator (VoCC) function was hosted and administered within the ACT Courts budget. From 1995 to 2000, funds were allocated within the ACT Courts budget to meet the cost of a SOG C position including associated administrative costs (eg computer, phone, training etc). From 2000 to 2007, funds were allocated within the ACT Courts budget for a SOG B and an ASO6 position including associated administrative expenses. During this period, the Magistrates Court also met associated office costs (eg rent and outgoings). Records with disaggregated data have not been identified in relation to the VoCC’s functions prior to 2007 because financial and human resources reporting was consolidated within the ACT Courts’ records during that period. An estimate of equivalent funding for a SOG C position is $0.128m pa in today’s dollars, equivalent funding for SOG B and ASO G positions is $0.265m pa in today’s dollars. Both estimates include salary, employee oncosts and associated administrative costs.

(3) From 1995 2000, the VoCC was employed as a SOG C level.

During the period 2000 2007, the VoCC was employed at the SOG B level and an ASO 6 was also employed.

In January 2007, 6.2 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff of Victim Services Scheme (VSS) were transferred from ACT Health to the Department of Justice and Community Safety. From July 2007, the VoCC assumed responsibility for Victim Support ACT, which comprises both VoCC and VSS functions. FTE numbers for Victim Support ACT are as follows:

FTE

2007-08

10

2008-09

17

2009-10

15

(4) Prior to January 2007, VSS was delivered by ACT Health with funding provided by the Department of Justice and Community Safety. The Department of Justice and Community Safety allocated the following budget for VSS (1999 00 to 2006 07 inclusive), including payments made to VOCAL, and Victim Support ACT (2007 08 to 2009 10 inclusive), incorporating VoCC:


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