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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 31 March 2011) . . Page.. 1232 ..


Additional information for the period 1 July 2010 - 31 December 2010 is as follows:

(c) Funding provided for this period totalled $114,650 (GST exclusive).

(2) Marymead Child and Family Centre.

Relationships Australia.

Grandparent and Kinship Carers (ACT) Inc.

(3)Marymead Child and Family Centre - $50,560 (GST exclusive).

Relationships Australia - $60,000 (GST exclusive).

Grandparent and Kinship Carers (ACT) Inc. $4,090 (reimbursement for carers attendance at conference).

(4) Not applicable.


Children—kinship carers(Question No 1426)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 15 February 2011:

(1) Has the Government created “a dedicated service run by a non-government organisation to provide information, advice and support to grandparents and kinship carers who are caring for children”, as promised in the ACT Labor 2008 Election Policy; if not, why not; if so, what is the service called.

(2) When did the service commence operations.

(3) What is the name of the non-government organisation running the service.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Yes – Kinship Carer Advocacy, Representation Support Service (KARSS).

(2) Service provision commenced in December 2010.

(3) Marymead Child and Family Centre.


Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—assaults(Question No 1429)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 15 February 2011:

(1) How many assaults on Bimberi staff by residents of Bimberi occurred during the calendar year 2010.

(2) How many of the assaults, referred to in part (1), did victims refer to police.


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